Congress Approves New GME Slots

The year-end federal COVID-19 relief bill brought changes to Medicare’s graduate medical education program.

Among those changes:

  • 200 new GME slots over the next five years
  • additional federal funding for residency training – the first new funding for the program in nearly a quarter of a century
  • new opportunities for some hospitals to establish new (and higher) resident caps
  • new flexibilities for rural hospitals to participate in physician training programs

Learn more in the National Law Review article “COVID-19: Reimbursement Corner: Graduate Medical Education Gets Major Boost From Congressional Appropriations Bill.”