Graduate Medical Education (GME) Funding
Resident physicians have graduated from medical school and typically spend three to seven years in graduate medical education (GME) training at teaching hospitals and their associated ambulatory settings. AAMC member teaching hospitals educate the next generation of physicians through excellent and essential clinical training.
The Medicare program is committed to paying its share of the costs of educating residents and provides special payments, called direct graduate medical education (DGME) payments, to hospitals to cover costs directly related to educating residents.
The Medicare program also provides special patient care payments to teaching hospitals, referred to as indirect medical education (IME) payments, to account for the higher costs of the complex patients teaching hospitals treat and the highly specialized care they provide.
Cuts to GME funding would jeopardize the ability of medical schools and teaching hospitals to train physicians, nurses, and other health care providers, as well as limit critical services to the community.
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