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Teaching Hospitals

Coverage and Delivery Reform | GME | Hospital Payment and Quality | 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:

  • 79 percent of all level-one trauma centers;
  • 68 percent of all burn care unit beds,
  • 37 percent of neonatal ICUs
  • 59 percent of pediatric ICUs
  • 37 percent of all hospital charity care nationwide

(FY 2012 data, released December 2013)


New Teaching Hospital Resources

PQRS Overview

March 29, 2016

Overview of the Physician Quality Reporting System


SGR Repeal Webinar

April 17, 2015

Slides for the AAMC's webinar on repeal of the SGR


FY 2015 IPPS Quality Slides

June 2, 2014

Slides for the AAMC's webinar on the FY 2015 IPPS Proposed Rule


PQRS Overview

March 29, 2016

Overview of the Physician Quality Reporting System


SGR Repeal Webinar

April 17, 2015

Slides for the AAMC's webinar on repeal of the SGR


FY 2015 IPPS Quality Slides

June 2, 2014

Slides for the AAMC's webinar on the FY 2015 IPPS Proposed Rule


News and Updates


CMS Issues Proposed Rule Addressing Medicare Compliance Requirements

September 21, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Sept. 20 issued a proposed rule to revise certain Medicare conditions of participation for providers and conditions for coverage in its efforts to reduce regulatory burden.


AAMC Supports 340B Good Stewardship Principles

September 21, 2018

The AAMC released a Sept. 18 statement supporting the “340B Hospital Commitment to Good Stewardship Principles” developed by the American Hospital Association.


Senate Passes Opioids Bill

September 21, 2018

The Senate Sept. 17 passed (99-1) the Opioid Crisis Response Act, a substitute amendment to the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R.6), legislation that passed the House of Representatives June 22 to address the nation’s opioid crisis.


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Latest Testimony and Correspondence

CMS Issues Proposed Rule Addressing Medicare Compliance Requirements

September 21, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Sept. 20 issued a proposed rule to revise certain Medicare conditions of participation for providers and conditions for coverage in its efforts to reduce regulatory burden.


AAMC Supports 340B Good Stewardship Principles

September 21, 2018

The AAMC released a Sept. 18 statement supporting the “340B Hospital Commitment to Good Stewardship Principles” developed by the American Hospital Association.


Senate Passes Opioids Bill

September 21, 2018

The Senate Sept. 17 passed (99-1) the Opioid Crisis Response Act, a substitute amendment to the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (H.R.6), legislation that passed the House of Representatives June 22 to address the nation’s opioid crisis.