Support of Expanded Eligibility for Inpatient Medicaid GME Funding to Teaching Hospitals: The Texas Medical Association (1) supports expansion of the eligibility for the state's inpatient Medicaid graduate medical education (GME) supplemental payments to include additional types of teaching hospitals. These monies can play a critical role in incentivizing hospitals to maintain and expand existing residency programs, as well as develop new programs. TMA recognizes that this growth is needed to maintain an adequate GME capacity that will accommodate the growing number of medical school graduates, and (2) supports the specific use of the additional Medicaid GME payments for the support of GME programs. TMA supports the proposed Medicaid GME expansion initiatives developed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, including: extending eligibility for the inpatient Medicaid GME supplemental payments to teaching hospitals owned and managed by non-state governmental entities, such as cities or counties; extending eligibility of teaching hospitals owned and managed by non-governmental organizations, such as private hospitals; and updating the inpatient Medicaid GME add-on payments to teaching hospitals based on current costs. (CME Rep. 2-A-19).
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June 20, 2019