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AHA asks lawmakers not to alter Medicare GME financing structure

Residency Program Insider, January 23, 2015

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) urged Congress to refrain from altering the GME financing structure to reduce direct and indirect payments to teaching hospitals. Instead, it suggested that Congress consider a requirement for all payers to contribute to GME financing. 
 
The AHA also suggested ending the cap on Medicare-funded residency positions and support the creating of 15,000 new slots, as proposed by Rep. Joseph Crowley in the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act.
 
The AHA’s statement was made in response to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s request for comments on GME reform.
 
Source: AHA News



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