The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nov. 15 allocated 200 new Medicare-funded residency slots to 100 teaching hospitals in health professional shortage areas with the greatest need, as defined in the inpatient prospective payment system final rule for fiscal year 2022. The slots are the second allocation from 1,000 new Medicare-funded residency positions authorized over five years under Section 126 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. The application period for the third round of 200 residency positions will open in January and close on March 31.
 

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