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FY2017 National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program Awards

The Office of Primary Care and Rural Health continually works to expand access to care for rural and underserved communities. One integral process is through data analysis required to establish Health Professional Shortage Areas. Without Alabama Health Professional Shortage Areas, National Health Service Corps funding could not be awarded. Primary health care providers in Alabama were awarded approximately $1.36 million in loan repayment funding in FY 2017, for their commitment to serve in a Health Professional Shortage Area. This funding is for new two year contracts as well as continuation contracts for those previously participating with the National Health Service Corps. For more information on the National Health Service Corps, please visit the link provided in the menu to the left.

The Alabama Office of Primary Care and Rural Health and the Alabama Rural Health Association, in cooperation with The Compliance Team, is pleased to offer a webinar on emergency preparedness. CMS requires a formal plan to be implemented by November 15, 2017.

Free Technical Assistance to Transition to CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP)

The Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF) in Birmingham has been contracted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to help Alabama clinicians transition to the QPP. The goal is to help clinicians achieve a positive or neutral Medicare Part B Fee Schedule payment adjustment and avoid a negative payment adjustment. AQAF’s assistance is FREE, and may be obtained by emailing, or calling toll-free 1-844-205-5540, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.

For more information about QPP and to check your eligibility, visit

Page last updated: July 11, 2018