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Graduate Medical Education

GME Cap Space Travels Easier Under 2021 IPPS Proposed Rule

[06/01/20]

Posted on June 1, 2020 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On May 29, 2020, CMS published its 2021 IPPS Proposed Rule (“Proposed Rule”). If adopted, the Proposed Rule would change CMS’s funding methods for graduate medical education (“GME”), giving additional flexibility to hospitals that train residents who are affected by a hospital or residency program closure. Comments on the Proposed Rule are due on... READ MORE

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CMS Stabilizes Graduate Medical Education Payments in COVID-19 Rule and Extends Deadlines for FTE Cap Agreements

[05/29/20]

Posted on May 29, 2020 in COVID-19 Daily Updates, Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Teaching hospitals, teaching physicians and other providers will have additional flexibility to respond to the COVID‑19 public health emergency (“PHE”) under an interim final rule with comment period (“Rule”) that CMS published on May 8, 2020. The Rule should work to stabilize teaching hospitals’ graduate medical education (“GME”) payments during the COVID‑19 PHE, and... READ MORE

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Graduate Medical Education: Insights About the 2020 IPPS Proposed Rule and Medical Record Documentation

[06/11/19]

Posted on June 11, 2019 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) recently made several announcements regarding graduate medical education (“GME”). This article discusses three matters that are particularly significant for teaching hospitals, teaching physicians and other GME stakeholders. First, CMS issued its inpatient prospective payment system (“IPPS”) proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”) for fiscal year 2020 and announced... READ MORE

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Graduate Medical Education Highlights: 2019 Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule

[05/11/18]

Posted on May 11, 2018 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

On May 7, 2018, CMS published its inpatient prospective payment system (“IPPS”) proposed rule (“Proposed Rule”). The Proposed Rule addresses a variety of provider topics, and this article discusses three noteworthy issues related to graduate medical education (“GME”). First, CMS announced the next two rounds of GME slot redistribution through the closed hospital slot... READ MORE

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Lack of Written Agreement Fatal to Hospital Reimbursement for Medical Resident Off-Site Training; Is Your Hospital Sharing Resident Costs at Nonprovider Sites Now?

[02/20/17]

Posted on February 20, 2017 in Health Law News

Published by: Hall Render

Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against two Michigan hospitals, holding that their written agreements regarding their medical residents’ off-site training programs failed to comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (“CMS”) requirements for graduate medical education (“GME”) reimbursement. While the laws applicable in this... READ MORE

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