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The Economic Impact of AAMC-Member Schools and Teaching Hospitals 2012

This study conducted by Tripp Umbach describes these economic impacts. Similar studies were published in September 2009, January 2007, and February 2004.

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Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems® (COTH®)

The Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems® (COTH®) is composed of approximately 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 64 Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. COTH was established in 1965 to provide representation and services related to the special needs, concerns, and opportunities facing major teaching hospitals in the United States and Canada. It serves as the principal source of hospital and health system input into overall AAMC policy and direction.

COTH's activities focus on issues of special and unique interest to the academic community and membership including Medicare direct and indirect medical education payments, disproportionate share payments, teaching physician regulations, coverage of investigational devices, and other focused areas.

This site offers COTH members a full range of services, including:

  • legislative and regulatory monitoring of federal health issues impacting hospital and physician payment, biomedical research, technology, medical education, and the physician workforce;
  • representation and testimony at key congressional hearings;
  • access to the AAMC's numerous databases; and
  • staff support in the interpretation and analysis of national policy issues.

For additional information about COTH, contact LaTonya Ford or 202-862-6192.

Advocacy and Regulatory Activities

AAMC Member Institutions


Readiness for Reform (R4R)

The AAMC Readiness for Reform (R4R) initiative served to assist AAMC member institutions in assessing their readiness for responding to key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, and facilitated sharing member strategies and best practices for building capacity to address delivery reform.