Definitions for "HPSA"
Health Professional Shortage Area. An area defined by the Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service Division of Shortage Designation, as having a shortage of health professionals. A HPSA can be urban or rural.
Health Professional Shortage Area. A geographic area, population group, or medical facility that HHS determines to be served by too few health professionals of particular specialties. Physicians who provide services in HPSAs qualify for the Medicare bonus payments, re-payment of medical school loans or other incentives. Also see health manpower shortage area.
a geographically defined area designated by the Federal Government as having inadequate access to health care according to specific criteria