In the wake of changing market pressures and healthcare delivery needs, for-profit systems have begun to embrace GME to solve the projected primary care physician shortage while supporting the underserved in many of their geographies.
Beyond compliance and accreditation, GME offices provide many services, from reporting and communications to portfolio alignment and workforce planning.
CMS recently announced another round of resident cap slots to be redistributed under Section 5506 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Ken Roorda is a principal beginning his 20th year at ECG.
CMS announced a new round of resident cap slots available for redistribution from a closed teaching hospital in Ohio. Learn key considerations for applying.
CMS is currently seeking stakeholder comments on proposed rule changes that would affect critical access hospitals (CAHs) and the way in which both CAHs and partner acute care hospitals build resident FTE caps and claim reimbursement for training residents.
Presentations and discussions at this year’s institute converged around two key themes: (1) the need for training to evolve to better prepare residents and fellows to address the country’s changing healthcare needs and (2) the importance of clearly defining the full value GME provides to an organization.
A significant portion of the nation’s teaching hospitals are training residents in excess of their Medicare FTE caps. Applying for redistributed cap slots from a closed teaching hospital is one of the few opportunities hospitals may have to receive an increase in these otherwise permanent FTE caps.
In today’s market, we find that the dean’s tax is often misplaced and outdated, and it can be an impediment to partnerships with health systems and other providers. Reimbursement levels and other market factors call for tight alignment of financial interests between the medical school and affiliated teaching hospital(s), but the legacy dean’s tax does not promote this—in fact, it accomplishes the opposite.
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