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December 09, 2016

Announcements

This is an opportunity for Idaho CAHs and Idaho rural health networks based on the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program federal grant. This is an opportunity for a cohort of Idaho Critical Access Hospitals to apply for projects related to financial/operational improvement.
Please see the guidance for further details.

Click HERE for Flex Grant Financial Cohort Application

Applications Due: December 22, 2016, 5:00 PM (MT)/4:00 PM
(PT)

National Rural Health Day is November 17th, 2016!

To learn more about National Rural Health Day- Click Here

The Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care would like to share some fun activities that we have planned to celebrate the power of rural! Click on the links below. 

SLRP is a multi-discipline, state-based loan repayment program for nurses, clinicians, and physicians working in federally-designated Health Professional Shortage Areas. Loan repayment is provided through a federal grant, every award must be matched $1 to $1 with funds provided by the practitioner’s employer. Participating sites must implement a sliding fee scale for low income and uninsured patients and accept Medicare and Medicaid. Loan repayment awards may range from $5,000-$25,000 per year for two years. A two-year service obligation is required and sites must submit biannual reports during the funding period. Participants currently receiving loan repayment and fulfilling a service obligation are not eligible.

Practitioners receiving loan repayment must:

  • Ensure individuals at or below 200% of the most recentHHS Poverty Guidelines will receive a schedule of discounts, and individuals with income at or below 100% of the HHS Poverty Guidelines will receive services at a nominal fee or at no charge;
  • Be employed or contracted by a nonprofit or public entity located in a Health Professional Shortage Area;
  • Accept Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program;
  • Commit to working two-years at the practice location in exchange for loan repayment and agree to substantial repayment penalties if the term of service is not completed;
  • Not have concurrent service obligations;
  • Agree to participate in a site visit with staff from the Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care during the obligation period.
For SLRP FAQ please Click Here

SLRP Site Application

SLRP Practitioner Application

SLRP now includes Registered Nurses and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Eligible SLRP disciplines include:

Primary Care Behavioral Health Dental Health  
Family Practice MD DD
OB/GYN DO PD
Pediatrician Psychiatrist RDH
Internal Medicine Psychologist  
NP NP
PA PA
RN RN
CNM LCSW
PharmD Psych Nurse Specialist

For the SLRP Practitioner Application click here.
For the SLRP Site Application click here