The Health Workforce Technical Assistance Training Center (HWTAC), based at the University at Albany School of Public Health’s Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS), will host a webinar on the topic of Developing Medicaid-Based Primary Care Rational Service Areas. The webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT, will feature Robert Martiniano, DrPH, MPA, Senior Program Manager, Center for Health Workforce Studies, School of Public Health, University at Albany, SUNY. The webinar will focus on the Center’s collaboration with the New York State Department of Health to developed a statewide set of Medicaid-based rational service areas (Medicaid RSAs), based on commuting patterns of Medicaid patients from their place of residence to their provider. Medicaid RSAs were assessed using a deprivation score based on demographic and health care indicators to identify those RSAs with the highest need. This webinar will describe the approach used to develop and assess Medicaid RSAs.
HWTAC was formed as a partnership between CHWS and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina. HWTAC is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.