The House and Senate conference committee yesterday approved legislation that would provide $178.1 billion in discretionary funding for the departments of Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education in fiscal year 2019 and extend current funding levels for other federal programs until…
Dec 4, 2019
The number of incoming medical students from rural backgrounds — a strong predictor a future physician will practice in a rural community — declined 28% between 2002 and 2017 to 852.
Nov 21, 2019
Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, yesterday introduced the Senate companion to the Opioid Workforce Act.
Oct 2, 2019
AHA yesterday urged the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to release a “more granular assessment of the hospital-level impacts” of its potential changes to the Indirect Medical Education program.
Sep 18, 2019
According to a committee summary, the draft bill would provide $93.4 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Health and Human Services, an increase of $2.9 billion over FY 2019.
Sep 6, 2019
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission yesterday and today discussed a number of issues.
Jun 26, 2019
AHA applauds the House Ways and Means Committee for considering legislation to improve the quality of and access to critical services for Medicare beneficiaries, help train the physician workforce of the future and reduce the administrative burden on rural hospitals.
Apr 11, 2019
Nearly 30 organizations dedicated to protecting and advancing children’s health, including the AHA, this week urged congressional appropriators to provide $400 million in fiscal year 2020 funding for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education program.
Apr 11, 2019
The Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program is a vital investment in strengthening the pediatric workforce and access to care for children. As groups dedicated to protecting and advancing the health of America’s children, we thank you for your longstanding bipartisan support…
Mar 25, 2019
Bipartisan bills were recently introduced in both chambers of Congress to help alleviate the critical shortage of physicians. The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019 (S. 348/H.R. 1763) would add 3,000 Medicare-funded residency slots each fiscal year for the next five years, at least…