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Second Opinion Podcasts

Learn about policy issues important to medical schools and teaching hospitals, with Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D.

Teaching Hospitals

Coverage and Delivery Reform | GME | HIT | IPPS | OPPS | Patient Care Quality

Millions of Americans turn to teaching hospitals for specialized surgeries, life-saving care, and complex treatments. Teaching hospitals serve critical and unique community services, such as trauma and burn centers. These institutions are leaders in developing new cures and treatments and are continually improving medical education for future physicians. They are the training ground for more than 100,000 new physicians and other health professionals each year. And they are a vital part of America's safety net, providing care to millions of the country’s uninsured population.

The AAMC represents the nation's nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems and their associated clinical physicians. AAMC members operate:

  • 47 percent of all organ transplant centers;
  • 60 percent of all level-one trauma centers;
  • 67 percent of all burn beds,
  • 22 percent of all cardiac surgeries,
  • 41 percent of Alzheimer's centers, and
  • Provide nearly half of all hospital charity care nationwide.

News and Updates

CMS and ONC Finalize Meaningful Use and CEHRT Rules

October 9, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Oct. 6 issued a final rule with comment period defining the third stage of “meaningful use” for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive programs. The agency also included finalized requirements for Meaning Use (MU) in 2015 through 2017 in this rule.

CMS Releases RFI for MACRA Implementation

October 2, 2015

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Sept. 28 issued a request for information (RFI) regarding implementation of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), promotion of Alternative Payment Models (APMs), and Incentive Payments for Participation in Eligible Alternative Payment Models with a 30-day comment period.

MedPAC Holds First Meeting in 2015-2016 Season

September 11, 2015

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) Sept. 10-11 held its first meeting of the 2015-2016 session.

HHS Releases Proposed Rule on Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities

September 11, 2015

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sept. 8 released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking(NPRM) to advance health equity and minimize disparities in health care.

AAMC Comments on CY 2016 PFS Proposed Rule

September 11, 2015

The AAMC Sept. 8 submitted a comment letter on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule for calendar year (CY) 2016.

On Government Affairs

Testimony and Correspondence

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