Schumer voices support for flexible HOPD rule

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In a video message delivered to the annual meeting, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) today told AHA members he shares their concerns about “site-neutral” reimbursements for off-campus hospital outpatient departments and is “working to ensure that you are appropriately paid for the services you provide –... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, graduate medical education, Medicare, regulation, teaching hospitals

Free webinar on clinical learning environments and GME

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The AHA’s Physician Leadership Forum and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education will host a webinar on April 27 about building excellence in clinical learning environments for graduate medical education. The one-hour webinar begins at 2:30 p.m. ET. For more information or to register,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, graduate medical education

Medical school seniors, others matched to residency slots

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A record 17,057 U.S. medical school seniors were matched to first-year residency positions Friday through the National Resident Matching Program, 125 more than last year. A total of 27,860 first-year positions were offered, 567 more than last year. More than 96% of first-year positions were filled,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, graduate medical education, teaching hospitals

Providing the best training opportunities for future physician leaders

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The American Hospital Association is pleased to partner with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) on the Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments project.

Launched today, this four-year initiative is designed to promote transformative improvement within the... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: quality care, physician issues, physicians, graduate medical education

AHA critical of Medicare cuts proposed in president's budget

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The president’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request for nearly $420 billion in 10-year Medicare payment cuts to providers “would jeopardize hospitals’ ability to keep the promise of maintaining access to vital health care services,” the AHA said last week.

On a more positive note for hospitals, the Feb.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: graduate medical education, GME, Medicare, Critical Access Hospitals, Medicaid

Congress approves bill funding federal programs through FY 2016

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The House and Senate today approved legislation funding federal programs through fiscal year 2016. The measure now goes to President Obama, who is expected to sign it. Among other health care provisions, the bill increases the base Medicare payment rate for Puerto Rico hospitals to the rate for hospitals... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: child health, graduate medical education, Meaningful Use, EHRs, Electronic Health Records, Medicare, Cybersecurity, nurses, appropriations

Bill would fund federal programs through FY 2016

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Congressional leaders today released the Consolidated Appropriations Act, legislation that would fund federal programs through fiscal year 2016. Among other health care provisions, the bill would increase the base Medicare payment rate for Puerto Rico hospitals to the rate for hospitals in other states,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: child health, graduate medical education, Meaningful Use, EHRs, Electronic Health Records, Medicare, Cybersecurity, rural, nurses, workforce, appropriations

President urged to fully fund Children's hospitals GME in FY 2017

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The AHA, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Children’s Hospital Association yesterday urged President Obama to fully fund the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education program at its authorized level of $300 million in the Department of Health and Human Services budget for fiscal year 2017. “The 56... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, child health, graduate medical education, GME, workforce, appropriations

Umbdenstock receives AAMC Special Recognition Award

AHA News Now

The Association of American Medical Colleges yesterday presented a Special Recognition Award to Richard Umbdenstock, AHA past president and CEO, for his exceptional leadership of the AHA and close collaboration with AAMC on issues of concern to academic medicine. The award was presented at the AAMC Annual... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: graduate medical education, awards, leadership, teaching hospitals

AHA shares views on MedPAC hospital proposals with House panel

AHA News Now

At a hearing today on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s most recent hospital policy recommendations, House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) advocated for site-neutral payment cuts consistent with draft legislation the committee released last year. Brady and MedPAC... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: site neutral payment, graduate medical education, GME, RACs, Medicare, rural, advocacy

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