Healthcare providers including MDs, DOs, dentists, podiatrists, psychiatrists and chiropractors that work in a Health Professional Shortage Area (and meet the requirements) can apply for the Medicare Physician Bonus Program which qualifies for a 10% reimbursement bonus if they’re providing services to Medicare beneficiaries in a medical shortage area.  Medical providers can check online to see if their practice site is in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area and they can apply for the program online.  Providers that have questions can also submit a request for analysis to our  Bureau of Health Systems Development or Tracy Lenartz.