January 22, 2013

Summary of the Graduate Medical Education Provisions of the Affordable Care Act of 2010

The ACA included specific Medicare graduate medical education provisions to redistribute unused Medicare residency slots, preserve and redistribute Medicare residency slots from closed hospitals instead of eliminating the slots, and amend how resident time is counted for the purpose of Medicare direct graduate medical education and indirect medical education reimbursement. This document provides a brief summary of the GME changes authorized by the ACA. Included are an overview, application deadlines, and Web links to applications and resources associated with the provisions.

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