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News by Topic: Graduate medical education

A Conversation with Kelly McGrath
Aug 7, 2018 - Radio interview with Kelly McGrath, MD, MS, Chief Medical Officer of Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics in rural Idaho and the Idaho Medical Director for Qualis Health, a Medicare Quality Improvement Organization. Discussion includes Patient Centered Medical Homes and neighborhoods, organizational culture, residency training, and a number of innovative approaches that have been tried at Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics.
Source: Rural Health Leadership Radio
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New UM Docs Ready to Cross Montana to Begin Rural Family Medicine
Jul 2, 2018 - Details the University of Montana's Family Medicine Residency, which focuses on training doctors to work in the state, especially in rural and underserved areas. When the program began in 2013, it had 10 students and four faculty members. Now it has 30 residents and 13 faculty. This rural-focused residency was established to address Montana's growing need for primary care providers that is only expected to get worse as older doctors retire.
Source: Missoula Current
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HRSA: Removing Outmoded Regulations Regarding the Rural Physician Training Grant Program, Definition of “Underserved Rural Community” Federal Register
Jun 27, 2018 - Notice from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to remove outmoded regulations related to the Rural Physician Training Grant Program definition of “Underserved Rural Community,” effective July 27, 2018. Funding for the program was authorized at section 749B(i) Public Health Service Act for fiscal years 2010-2013, but never appropriated and the program was not implemented. Should the program be funded in the future, HRSA will define underserved rural communities through policy documents at that time.
Source: Federal Register
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HRSA: Proposed Standards for the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program's Quality Bonus System Federal Register
Jun 26, 2018 - Response from the Health Resources and Services Administration to comments received on the October 16, 2017 Federal Register notice proposing to create a quality bonus system for the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program (CHGME). Includes a consideration for improving access and quality of care for rural and underserved communities.
Source: Federal Register
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