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Resources by Topic: Graduate medical education

Health Care Workforce: Views on Expanding Medicare Graduate Medical Education Funding to Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
Describes the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Medicare Graduate Medical Education (GME) program. Provides an overview of current federal funding for physician, nurse practitioner (NP), and physician assistant (PA) training. Explores the potential benefits and challenges of expanding the Medicare GME program to include funding for graduate NP and PA training.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Wisconsin 2019 Health Care Workforce Report
Examines healthcare workforce supply and demand in Wisconsin. Discusses the need for physicians, particularly in rural areas, and highlights medical school and residency programs focused on addressing that need. Includes rural/urban data by profession on hospital vacancy rates and on the aging workforce.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Hospital Association
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Georgia Graduate Medical Education Exit Survey Report: Based on Responses to the 2019 GME Exit Survey and Off-Cycle Responses to the 2018 GME Exit Survey
Report intended to inform the medical education community and state healthcare workforce planners about the experiences of graduates and the supply and demand for new physicians in the state of Georgia. Features demographic characteristics, compensation and debt levels, retention rates, practice plans, assessments of the job market, and training experiences. Includes statistics on practice area demographics, with breakdowns by inner city, other area in major city, suburban, small city, and rural.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce
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Family Medicine Rural Training Track Residencies: Risks and Resilience
Results of a study to understand threats to rural training track (RTT) program sustainability and resilience factors that help RTTs to thrive.
Author(s): Davis G. Patterson, David Schmitz, Randall L. Longenecker
Citation: Family Medicine, 51(8), 649-656
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
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Investing in America's Health Care
Recording of a Health Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on a wide variety of healthcare bills addressing funding for community health centers, teaching health centers, the National Health Service Corps, a tribal diabetes program, the National Quality Forum, Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, and more. Includes testimony from Shasta Community Health Center, Vidant Health, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network, Medicare Rights Center, and others.
Additional links: C. Dean Germano Testimony, Diana Autin Testimony, Fred Riccardi Testimony, Michael Waldrum Testimony, Thomas Barker Testimony
Date: 06/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health
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National Health Service Corps Site Reference Guide
Provides clarification for National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites regarding eligibility requirements, qualification factors, compliance, roles and responsibilities, and other factors for becoming as NHSC approved site. Acts as a supplemental resource to the information provided in the online NHSC Site Application.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Examining the Cost Effectiveness of Teaching Health Centers
Examines areas where the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program can produce savings, focusing on physician spending for patient encounters during and after residency training and patient Medicaid and Medicare insurance coverage. Identifies the location of THCGME programs and highlights program outcomes, including the percent of graduates who work in rural and underserved areas and practice primary care.
Author(s): Candice Chen, Leighton Ku, Marsha Regenstein, Fitzhugh Mullan
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: George Washington University Department of Health Policy and Management, RCHN Community Health Foundation
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Policy Brief: Arizona Medicaid (AHCCCS) Graduate Medical Education (GME)
Highlights Medicaid funding for Graduate Medical Education (GME) in Arizona and addresses rural Medicaid GME slots in the state. Includes charts showing the increase in state Medicaid GME funding over time and 2018 GME payments by site.
Author(s): Daniel Derksen, Walter H. Pearce
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Addressing Rural Workforce Shortages and Healthcare Disparities: An Annotated Bibliography
Report designed to inform policy discussions and future publications concerning healthcare disparities and outcomes, the distribution of physicians in rural areas, and the graduate medical education system financing. Also includes sections on rural hospital closures, social determinants of health, and healthcare safety net facilities. Constructed from a literature review, expert-recommended articles, and a search of white and grey literature.
Author(s): Dara Khatib, Alison Huffstetler, Andrew Bazemore
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Robert Graham Center
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Training Tomorrow's Physicians: Recommendations for Expanding Graduate Medical Education Funding in California
Provides recommendations and action steps for expanding graduate medical education (GME) in California, including in rural and underserved areas. Supports creating a centralized state planning organization to coordinate GME efforts and reviews potential GME funding sources from federal, state, and private sources. Highlights successful examples from other states.
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Health Care Foundation
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