The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 imposed caps on the number of residents for which each teaching hospital is eligible to receive Medicare direct graduate medical education (DGME) and indirect medical education (IME) payments. These caps have remained in place and have generally only been adjusted as…
Mar 20, 2019
AHA letter to Representative Terri Sewell expressing support for the the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019 (H.R. 1763).
Mar 13, 2019
Prior authorization still poses significant challenges to physicians and patients, according to a new survey by the American Medical Association.
Mar 8, 2019
As more female physicians enter the workforce and face challenges that can lead to burnout, the AHA has joined with five medical organizations to bring together early- to mid-career female physicians for networking, mentorship and leadership training.
Mar 4, 2019
A panel commissioned by the American Board of Medical Specialties to review the continuing certification process recently released a report on its findings and recommendations.
Feb 25, 2019
AHA urges the Senate to co-sponsor the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019 (S. 348), a bipartisan bill, authored by Senators Menendez, Boozman and Schumer, that would increase the number of Medicare-funded residency positions by 15,000 over five years, thereby helping to alleviate…
Feb 18, 2019
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is committed to supporting and advocating for organizations that are tackling the opioid crisis.
Feb 11, 2019
AHA letter to Senator Robert Menendez expressing support for the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act, legislation that would add 15,000 Medicare-funded residency positions over five years to alleviate physician shortages that threaten patients' access to care.