New Rural Practice Site Incentive Available

What: Rural Practice Incentive Program for Communities

Open for Applications Now ~ Applications reviewed quarterly, beginning June 2016

Program Goals:

1) To enable rural practice sites to offer monetary incentives that will bring established qualified primary care physicians, including psychiatrists, into areas of need.
2) To contribute to the retention of rural physicians.
3) To support TRP’s workforce network of rural practice sites in their efforts to build the healthcare workforce in rural Tennessee communities.

Site Eligibility:
This program is open only to practice sites in rural Tennessee communities. Eligible sites include: critical access hospitals, federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, health departments providing primary care, faith-based clinics, or private practices located in rural Tennessee communities.

Amount Available:
Up to $30,000 per site

Award Criteria:
•Site must be an established practice site that has entered their job opportunity into TRP’s job database,  AND
•Site must have been working to recruit a physician for two years or more OR demonstrates an immediate need for a physician because of a retirement, death, etc.
•Site must currently take TennCare patients and the physician must accept TennCare patients

Application Process:
Access the application form through TRP’s web site. Applications will be reviewed quarterly by the TRP Community Incentive Committee, based on the criteria listed above. Applications must be received 14-days prior to the scheduled review meeting to be considered in the current cycle. Practice sites will be limited to one application every two years, unless exceptional circumstance can be documented. Applications due by: June 16; September 16; December 17

See TRP’s web site for further details and the online application form