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Patient Care Quality

Coverage and Delivery Reform | Hospital Payment and Quality | Physician Payment and Quality

Through its policy and regulatory efforts, and a number of member-driven initiatives, the AAMC works with its member teaching hospitals and medical schools to advance health care quality, performance improvement, and patient safety in academic medical centers.

AAMC Quality Initiatives

The AAMC is working with its member teaching hospitals and medical schools to advance health care quality, performance improvement, and patient safety in academic medical centers through a number of initiatives, including Best Practices for Better and the Integrating Quality initiative.


News and Updates


HRSA Publishes Final Response to Comments on its Proposed Standards for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program’s Quality Bonus System

June 29, 2018

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released its final response to comments for the establishment of standards for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program’s Quality Bonus System (QBS). HRSA requested feedback, and the AAMC commented in response to the proposed CHGME QBS’s goals, measures, metrics, structure, and implementation timeline, among other things. In response to comments by AAMC and other stakeholders, HRSA implemented several changes to the proposed standards.


AAMC Submits Comment Letter to HRSA on CHGME Quality Bonus System

December 15, 2017

he AAMC submitted a Dec.15 comment letter to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in response to a request for comment on the proposed establishment of a quality bonus system within the Children’s Hospital GME Program (CHGME). 


Community Comment Letter to FDA Regarding the Training of Health Care Providers on Pain Management and Safe Use of Opioid Analgesics

July 11, 2017

The Conjoint Committee on Continuing Education (CCCE), a national coalition of 26 organizations in the professions of medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, is pleased to respond to the FDA’s call for comments on training health care providers on pain management and safe use of opioid analgesics


On Patient Care


Testimony and Correspondence