Workforce Shortages

Jun 22, 2021
The General Accountability Office released a report that found that in 2018, 70% of U.S. teaching hospitals were self-funding residency slots above the statutory limits set in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997.
Apr 1, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration has released a roadmap and other resources to help organizations develop residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine and psychiatry to address physician shortages in rural communities.
Dec 17, 2020
Please join AHA Board Chair Melinda Estes, M.D., for the eleventh in a series of Leadership Rounds — short conversations on a range of key issues Dr. Estes will have with hospital and health system leaders from across the country. Dr. Estes was joined by Rodney F. Hochman, M.D., President and CEO,…
Aug 26, 2020
The Health Care Talent Scan will help you better understand the latest forces and trends affecting health care human resources.
Oct 24, 2019
The Health Resources and Services Administration yesterday awarded $319 million in fiscal year 2019 funding to support scholarship and loan repayment for medical, dental and behavioral health clinicians and students who serve in underserved rural, urban and tribal communities through the National…
Jun 25, 2019
The Health Resources and Services Administration this week announced its Health Professional Shortage Areas for primary care, mental health and dental care as of May 1.
May 22, 2019
America’s hospitals and health systems are dedicated to doing everything possible for patients, particularly when they need emergency care and as a place for refuge during disaster.
May 22, 2019
America’s hospitals and health systems are dedicated to doing everything possible for patients, particularly when they need emergency care and as a place for refuge during disaster.
Apr 5, 2019
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
 The AHA yesterday expressed support for the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2019 (H.R. 1763), a bill that would add 15,000 Medicare-funded residency positions over five years to alleviate physician shortages that threaten patients' access to care. The number of Medicare-funded…