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News and briefs: Bill could direct some GME funding to nonhospital settings

Residency Program Insider, December 30, 2011

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A newly proposed House bill would create a pilot program to test GME funding models for offering primary care training in a community setting. Currently, Medicare GME money only goes to hospitals. 

According to a press release from the American Academy of Family Physicians, if approved, the proposed Primary Care Workforce Access Improvement Act of 2011 establishes a five-year program testing four models for educating and training primary care physicians. A portion of GME funding would go to community-based, nonhospital settings.

 “More than 90 percent of care delivered by primary care physicians is in the community and the vast majority of patients get their care in community settings. So this is where much of the training for primary care doctors should occur,” says Glen Stream, MD, MBI, president of AAFP.



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