Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Medically Underserved Areas for 2008, 52944 [E7-18215]

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[FR Doc. 07–4597 Filed 9–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W7–M OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Medically Underserved Areas for 2008 Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice of Medically Underserved Areas for 2008. AGENCY: Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Howard C. Weizmann, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E7–18215 Filed 9–14–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P SUMMARY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has completed its annual determination of the States that qualify as Medically Underserved Areas under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program for calendar year 2008. This is necessary to comply with a provision of the FEHB law that mandates special consideration for enrollees of certain FEHB plans who receive covered health services in States with critical shortages of primary care physicians. Accordingly, for calendar year 2008, OPM’s calculations show that the following states are Medically Underserved Areas under the FEHB Program: Alabama, Arizona, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, PO 00000 Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming. For the 2008 calendar year Texas and West Virginia are being removed from the list, and no new states have been added. DATES: Effective Date: January 1, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ingrid Burford, 202–606–0004. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEHB law (5 U.S.C. 8902(m)(2)) mandates special consideration for enrollees of certain FEHB plans who receive covered health services in States with critical shortages of primary care physicians. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 179 (Monday, September 17, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Page 52944]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-18215]


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OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT


Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Medically Underserved 
Areas for 2008

AGENCY: Office of Personnel Management.

ACTION: Notice of Medically Underserved Areas for 2008.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has completed its 
annual determination of the States that qualify as Medically 
Underserved Areas under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) 
Program for calendar year 2008. This is necessary to comply with a 
provision of the FEHB law that mandates special consideration for 
enrollees of certain FEHB plans who receive covered health services in 
States with critical shortages of primary care physicians. Accordingly, 
for calendar year 2008, OPM's calculations show that the following 
states are Medically Underserved Areas under the FEHB Program: Alabama, 
Arizona, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, 
New Mexico, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming. 
For the 2008 calendar year Texas and West Virginia are being removed 
from the list, and no new states have been added.

DATES: Effective Date: January 1, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ingrid Burford, 202-606-0004.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FEHB law (5 U.S.C. 8902(m)(2)) mandates 
special consideration for enrollees of certain FEHB plans who receive 
covered health services in States with critical shortages of primary 
care physicians. The FEHB law also requires that a State be designated 
as a Medically Underserved Area if 25 percent or more of the population 
lives in an area designated by the Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS) as a primary medical care manpower shortage area. Such 
States are designated as Medically Underserved Areas for purposes of 
the FEHB Program, and the law requires non-HMO FEHB plans to reimburse 
beneficiaries, subject to their contract terms, for covered services 
obtained from any licensed provider in these States.
    FEHB regulations (5 CFR 890.701) require OPM to make an annual 
determination of the States that qualify as Medically Underserved Areas 
for the next calendar year by comparing the latest HHS State-by-State 
population counts on primary medical care manpower shortage areas with 
U.S. Census figures on State resident populations.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Howard C. Weizmann,
Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. E7-18215 Filed 9-14-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6325-39-P