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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


Immigration and Health Organizations Urge USCIS to Restore Medical Deferred Action

September 13, 2019

The AAMC Sept. 4 joined over 150 organizations in a letter calling for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to reverse in full its policy shift under which the agency ended its acceptance and adjudication of non-military deferred action requests at field offices, including medical deferment.


AAMC Responds to Bipartisan Policy Center Rural Health Comment Solicitation

September 13, 2019

The AAMC commented on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s request for comment on rural workforce, GME, and opportunities for rural participation in new delivery models.


AAMC Asks Court to Issue Preliminary Injunction, Prevent Public Charge Rule from Going into Effect

September 13, 2019

AAMC submitted an amicus brief in support of a preliminary injunction to stop the public charge rule which will harm both immigrants and the hospitals that treat them.


On Patient Care



Latest Testimony and Correspondence

Immigration and Health Organizations Urge USCIS to Restore Medical Deferred Action

September 13, 2019

The AAMC Sept. 4 joined over 150 organizations in a letter calling for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to reverse in full its policy shift under which the agency ended its acceptance and adjudication of non-military deferred action requests at field offices, including medical deferment.


AAMC Responds to Bipartisan Policy Center Rural Health Comment Solicitation

September 13, 2019

The AAMC commented on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s request for comment on rural workforce, GME, and opportunities for rural participation in new delivery models.


AAMC Asks Court to Issue Preliminary Injunction, Prevent Public Charge Rule from Going into Effect

September 13, 2019

AAMC submitted an amicus brief in support of a preliminary injunction to stop the public charge rule which will harm both immigrants and the hospitals that treat them.