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Proposed legislation would redistribute unused resident training slots

Residency Program Insider, October 7, 2016

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A bill introduced in Congress last month aims to change how Medicare-funded GME training positions are allocated. Sponsored by Rep. Cresent Hardy of Nevada, the bill proposes that hospitals with unused training slots would have a portion of those slots redistributed to hospitals located in health professional shortage areas (HPSA). Hospitals in rural areas with less than 250 beds would be exempt from training slot reductions.

The redistributed slots would be allocated to hospitals that demonstrate the best probability of filling them. Seventy percent of the slots would go to hospitals in states with low resident-to-population rations. The remaining 30% would go to states with a proportionally high number of HPSAs. 

Source: Lexology
 



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