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Arizona Loan Repayment Program

Prioritization (Effective September 1, 2015)

Service sites will be prioritized for loan repayment awards based upon the total priority score achieved from the the following criteria/indicators:

Location of the service site:

  • Rural = 4
  • Non-Rural = 0

Health Professional Shortage Area Score assigned by the Secretary of Health and Human Services for the area where the service site is located within.

HPSA Score Ranking Points:

  • 1 – 13 - 1
  • 14- 17 – 2
  • 18- 20 – 3
  • Above 20 – 4

If the service site is located in an AzMUA, use the AZMUA’s percentile placement ranking as follows:

Placement:

  • Top 25th percentile – 4
  • Next 25th percentile – 3
  • Next 25th percentile – 2
  • Bottom 25th percentile – 1

Practice type (Points assigned based on the following considerations: special needs population, geography, distance, safety net site, recruitment difficulties, etc.) .

  • Tribal/IHS - 10
  • FQHC, FQHC Look-Alike, CAH, RHC - 8
  • State/Federal Prison – 6
  • Other – 4
    • “Other” includes Community Outpatient Facility, Community Mental Health Facility, State Mental Hospitals, Long Term Care Facilities, State and County Health Department, Free Clinic, Mobile Clinic, School-Based Health Clinic, Solo or Group Private Practices

Percentage of underserved population on AHCCCS/Medicare/Sliding Fee Scale. Detention facilities are exempt and will receive a score of 10.

  • Detention Facilities - 10
  • Above 50% - 10
  • 35 – 50% - 8
  • 26 – 34% - 6
  • 11 – 25% - 4
  • Less than 10% - 2

Is the primary care provider a resident of Arizona?

  • Yes = 4
  • No = 1

Did the primary care provider obtain the degree or specialty for which he/she is being employed for the purpose of SLRP in an educational institution in Arizona?

  • Yes = 4
  • No = 1

Does the provider have an experience in serving the medically underserved populations?

  • Yes = 4
  • No = 0

Distance to the next Sliding Fee Scale Clinic of same type service.

Miles Points.

  • >45 = 4
  • <45 = 0

Applications will be assigned a priority rank of 1, 2, or 3 based on the total priority level score for which the loan repayment award will be based upon. A maximum of 44 points is possible.

  • Priority 1 – 35 to 44 points
  • Priority 2 – 25 to 34 points
  • Priority 3 – < 25 points