When Congress created the Medicare program in 1965, it established a Medicare GME funding stream to support the training of our nation’s medical residents to provide and care to Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare remains the single largest payer of graduate medical education (GME)—$9.5 billion in 2009.
GME remains one of the most important issues facing academic family medicine today. Innovation is needed to modernize the program to produce the primary care workforce necessary to care for the nation in today’s health care system.
Our key GME issues:
Graduate Medical Education Modernization Pilot
Reauthorize Teaching Health Centers
CAFM is raising awareness of GME policies on Capitol Hill and meeting with members of Congress to gather support for our GME Modernization Pilot (H.R. 487).