Inequity in Medicare GME Funding for Texas Teaching Hospitals: The Texas Medical Association supports equity in the “hospital-specific per resident base year cost amount” used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to determine Medicare GME funding for teaching hospitals in Texas. Achieving equity in Medicare GME payments is particularly important to states with high population growth rates, such as Texas, to further enable expansion of the state’s GME capacity to meet the state’s growing demand for physicians’ services. This payment equity is needed for teaching hospitals that have Medicare GME funding caps as well as new teaching hospitals that are in their Medicare GME cap-building phase. TMA urges the AMA to act on AMA Policy D-305.973(c) to make the Medicare direct medical education per resident figure more equitable across teaching hospitals while ensuring adequate funding of all residency programs. (CME Rep. 3-A-19).
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June 20, 2019