Provider incentive programs aid in supporting underserved communities in their recruitment and retention of high quality providers. The Office of Rural Health (ORH) partners with, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA) to offer a variety of programs, each with their own requirements and benefits.
ORH works with health care providers to find incentive programs that will help them take their skills where they're most needed. ORH also works with Oregon practice sites to identify incentive programs that can assist with their recruitment and retention efforts.
Loan repayment programs offer tax-free funds for qualified health care providers working in approved disciplines at eligible practice sites, in exchange for a service obligation.
Loan forgiveness programs offer tax-free funding for qualified students enrolled in an approved academic program programs in exchange for a future service obligation.
The Rural Medical Practitioners Insurance Subsidy Program provides partial payments to authorized medical professional liability insurance carriers on behalf of health care providers in rural Oregon who otherwise would have to pay the full cost of malpractice insurance themselves.