Shortage Designation Modernization Project (SDMP)

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) initiated the Shortage Designation Modernization Project (SDMP) to streamline the shortage designation process based on the principles of transparency, accountability, and parity.


Phase I - 2013

Phase II - 2017

Phase III – 2019

Phase IV – In Progress

What are National Shortage Designation Updates?

NHSC/Nurse Corps

How does the national update of HPSAs affect NHSC and Nurse Corps?

Technical Assistance

How do I access the Auto-HPSA Portal

Where can I learn more about the portal?

Additional Resources



Rural Health Clinics


Date Last Reviewed:  May 2020

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Questions about providers in your Auto-HPSA update preview?
Contact your State PCO

NHSC or Nurse Corps questions?
Email us or call 1-800-221-9393

CMS Bonus Payment questions?
Contact your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC)

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