Senate passes FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill

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The Senate today voted 79-18 to pass an omnibus appropriations bill providing discretionary funding for the federal government through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The president is expected to sign the legislation before the continuing resolution funding the government expires tomorrow night. The... read more

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

House passes FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill

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The House of Representatives today voted 309-118 to pass a fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill providing discretionary funding for the federal government through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The Senate is expected to pass the legislation before the continuing resolution funding the... read more

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

House bill would add 15,000 Medicare-funded residency positions

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Reps. Joseph Crowley (D-NY) and Ryan Costello (R-PA) yesterday introduced AHA-supported legislation that would add 15,000 Medicare-funded residency positions to alleviate physician shortages that threaten patients’ access to care. The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act (H.R. 2267) outlines a... read more

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

House releases FY 2017 omnibus appropriations bill

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The House Appropriations Committee yesterday released legislation that would provide discretionary funding for the federal government through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The bill includes $73.5 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, a $2.8 billion increase from FY 2016. The... read more

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

House HHS appropriations bill clears committee

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The House Appropriations Committee today approved legislation that would provide $161.6 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies in fiscal year 2017. The bill would provide $73.2 billion for HHS programs, an increase of $2.6... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: child health, graduate medical education, preparedness, appropriations, opioids, Zika

House subcommittee approves FY 2017 HHS funding bill

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A House Appropriations subcommittee today approved by voice vote legislation that would provide $161.6 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies in fiscal year 2017. According to a committee summary, the bill would provide... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: graduate medical education, preparedness, appropriations, opioids, Zika

Medical school enrollment up 25% since 2002

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First-year enrollment at U.S. medical schools has increased by 25%, or 4,143 students, since 2002, according to the latest annual survey by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The schools have been ramping up enrollment to address a projected shortage of up to 94,700 physicians by 2025. Twenty... read more

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

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

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