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Physicians for Underserved Areas Act

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

Physicians for Underserved Areas Act

report (to accompany H.R. 4997) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office)

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in [Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medically underserved areas -- United States,
  • Physicians, Foreign -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States,
  • Admission of nonimmigrants -- Government policy -- United States,
  • Visas -- United States,
  • Emigration and immigration law -- United States,
  • Physicians -- Supply and demand -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesReport / 109th Congress, 2d session, House of Representatives -- 109-715
    The Physical Object
    Pagination17 p. ;
    Number of Pages17
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14557530M
    OCLC/WorldCa77081330

    Community health centers meet the need for care in geographically and economically underserved areas, according to NACHC Community Health Center Chart Book (). Nationally, they provide care to one in 10 children, one in six rural Americans, one in three people living below poverty and two in 10 uninsured patients. Physicians working in medically underserved areas are able to qualify for permanent residence without labor certification through a revised national interest waiver classification. To obtain this benefit, the physician must satisfy the following.

      When osteopathic physicians and medical doctors do their residencies in underserved areas, they tend to remain there once they start their own practices or join medical groups. Random exposure to service in medically underserved areas does not, by itself, increase a medical student's skills or confidence level in being able to address the need of underserved populations. There is evidence to the contrary that commitment to caring for the medically underserved decreases with current medical school education. 3.

    California is facing a growing shortage of primary care physicians, one that is already afflicting rural areas and low-income inner city areas, and is forecasted to impact millions of people within ten years. Not enough newly minted doctors are going into primary care, and a third of the doctors in the state are over 55 and looking to retire soon.   According to research released by the Association of American Medical Colleges in March , "the estimated shortage [of primary care physicians] will Author: Elaine K. Howley.


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Physicians for Underserved Areas Act by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary Download PDF EPUB FB2

H.R. (th). To extend for 2 years the authority to grant waivers of the foreign country residence requirement with respect to certain international medical graduates.

Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. An Act to Improve Access to Physicians in Medically Underserved Areas. [United States.] Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: United States.

OCLC Number: Medically underserved areas. Physicians, Foreign -- Legal status, laws, etc. United States. Get this from a library. Physicians for Underserved Areas Act: report (to accompany H.R. ) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).

[United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary.]. Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary.

Title Physicians for Underserved Areas Act: report (to accompany H.R. ) (including cost estimate of. One reason USCIS may grant the national interest waiver is because a physician agrees to work for a period of time in a designated underserved area.

Close All Open All. Eligibility Criteria. You must agree to work full-time in a clinical practice. For most physician NIW cases, the required period of service is 5 years. S.

(th) was a bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the th Congress, which met from Jan 7, to. [This month’s ABCs of Immigration issue is adapted from Greg Siskind’s new book, co-authored by Elissa Taub, The Physician Immigration Handbook.] ABCs of Immigration: Conrad 30 Waivers for Working in Medically Underserved Areas Inthe U.S Congress enacted legislation which allowed state health agencies the opportunity to sponsor a maximum of 20 physicians each.

Healthcare shortage areas are two types of designation within the United States determined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) designate geographic areas or subgroups of the populations or specific facilities within them as lacking professionals in primary care, mental health, or dental care.

Physician recruitment and retention in rural and underserved areas Article (PDF Available) in International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance 27(7) August with Reads. Conrad 30 Waivers for Working in Medically Underserved Areas. Inthe U.S. Congress enacted legislation permitting state health agencies to sponsor up to 20 physicians each year for J -1 waivers based on their commitment to work in medically underserved communities.

In the years since, every state and several U.S. Another solution to the rural healthcare shortage is the use of locum tenens physicians, where medical providers travel to work in underserved areas on temporary assignments.

More than 90 percent. Steven Meltzer, in Physician Assistant (Fourth Edition), Community/Migrant Health Centers. Access to health care for underserved populations such as migrant farm workers and their families was recognized as a problem as early as the s.

Congress passed the Migrant Health Act of (P.L. ), which provided for development of dedicated health clinics to serve the needs of these.

According to the National Rural Health Association, 10 percent of physicians practice in underserved areas despite the fact 25 percent of the population lives there.

One-third of automobile accidents occur in rural areas, however, two-thirds of the deaths from these accidents occur on. Physician supply refers to the number of trained physicians working in a health care system or active in the labour market. The supply depends primarily on the number of graduates of medical schools in a country or jurisdiction, but also on the number who continue to practice medicine as a career path and who remain in their country of origin.

The number of physicians needed in a given context. The act authorized the financing of programs to enhance public health workforce training through (1) institutional grants and contracts and (2) assistance in the form of loans, loan guarantees, and scholarships for students enrolled in these schools.

the states have worked to increase the number of physicians in underserved areas. Since the. "Over the last 15 years, the Conrad 30 program has brought more t physicians to underserved areas." Klobuchar was joined in introducing the legislation by Sen.

Susan Collins, R-Maine. The American Association of Medical Colleges has estimated that the United States will be short up to 35, primary care physicians by Predominantly in rural and underserved areas, not enough physicians exist to meet the expected demand for health care for individuals living in those areas.

Many health systems struggle to find physicians willing to work in rural areas, removed from the cultural benefits and other advantages that larger cities provide.

According to the Medicus Firm's Physician Practice Preference and Relocation Survey, only 13 percent of the 2, respondents practiced in a small town or rural area (population. "The goal of expanding scope of practice was to get NPs and PAs to work in underserved areas, but you can't really control where they go or what they do," he said.

Latest in Family Medicine. The Affordable Care Act includes several new health insurance regulations intended to promote access to integrated care, particularly preventive care.

The increased demand is expected to exacerbate the existing shortage of physicians. Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) are areas in which residents have inadequate access to personal. Physicians for Underserved Areas Act: hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, on H.R.Publication Details; Availability.A Guide to Physician Retirement and Closing a Medical Practice Septem This manual is intended to assist physicians with decisions rural areas that are typically underserved.

Not under a disciplinary order and will not regularly practice.The Health Professions Education Foundation (HPEF) improves access to healthcare in underserved areas of California by providing scholarships and loan repayments programs to health professional students and graduates who are dedicated to providing direct patient care in those areas.

In return for this support, recipients agree to provide direct patient care in a medically underserved area of.