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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 Postpones the July 2018 Update to the Hospital Quality Star Ratings

June 15, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) June 12 announced that it is postponing the July 2018 release of updated Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on the Hospital Compare


Rep. Matsui Introduces Bill in Support of 340B Program

June 15, 2018

Representative Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) June 12 introduced the Stretching Entity Resources for Vulnerable (SERV) Communities Act (H.R. 6071) to support and expand the 340B Drug Pricing Program.


Hospital Groups File Amicus Brief in Support of ACA

June 15, 2018

The AAMC June 14 joined with the American Hospital Association, the Catholic Health Association, and the Federation of American Hospitals to file an amicus brief in the case of Texas v. the United States.


On Patient Care



Latest Testimony and Correspondence

CMS Postpones the July 2018 Update to the Hospital Quality Star Ratings

June 15, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) June 12 announced that it is postponing the July 2018 release of updated Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on the Hospital Compare


Rep. Matsui Introduces Bill in Support of 340B Program

June 15, 2018

Representative Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) June 12 introduced the Stretching Entity Resources for Vulnerable (SERV) Communities Act (H.R. 6071) to support and expand the 340B Drug Pricing Program.


Hospital Groups File Amicus Brief in Support of ACA

June 15, 2018

The AAMC June 14 joined with the American Hospital Association, the Catholic Health Association, and the Federation of American Hospitals to file an amicus brief in the case of Texas v. the United States.