The code used to track health professional shortage area (HPSA) and physician scarcity bonus payments on carrier claims.
This variable was added 10/3/2005 with the implementation of NCH/NMUD CR#2.
Prior to 10/3/2005, claims contained a modifier code to indicate the bonus payment. A 'QU' represented a HPSA bonus payment and an 'AR' represented a scarcity bonus payment. As of 1/1/2005, the modifiers were no longer being reported by the provider. NCH & NMUD were not ready to accept the new field until 10/3/2005.
|5||HPSA and HSIP|
|7||HPSA and PCIP|