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News by Topic: Graduate medical education

Apr 28, 2021 - Pre-publication notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding changes to the hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals for fiscal year 2022. Contains details of changes impacting Critical Access Hospital (CAH); Medicare graduate medical education for teaching hospitals, including how to distribute additional slots for rural residency training programs; inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals; quality reporting programs; and changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic, among other things. Comments are due by June 28, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 19, 2021 - Notice of final rule from the U.S. State Department changing the certification authority for alien physicians from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This rule is effective May 19, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 19, 2021 - Sanford Health announced a $300 million initiative to transform rural care delivery and improve access to affordable, high-quality healthcare. The initiative will increase opportunities for graduate medical education and includes plans to establish a virtual hospital to provide care in rural and underserved areas, among other things.
Source: Sanford Health