PHC to host two-part webinar on GME reimbursement planning

September 14, 2021
Area(s) of Interest: Physician Workforce Professional Development & Education 

Building and supporting Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs in California is a critical workforce development strategy to address current and future physician workforce shortages in medically underserved areas.

Medicare is the largest funding source for physician GME in the United States, so reimbursement planning is critical to building the business case for launching and/or sustaining a financially healthy GME program that meets California’s critical access to care needs.

To that end, Physicians for a Healthy California (PHC)’s GME Startup Solutions and HORNE LLP have launched a free, two-part webinar series to empower GME champions to grow and diversify California’s physician workforce pipeline.

  • Part 1: Overview of Medicare GME Reimbursement on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. PT
    • Core concepts such as Direct Graduate Medical Education and Indirect Medical Education
    • Full-time equivalent (FTE) caps planning and related topics, including rural hospitals and caps, affiliation agreements, rural training tracks and current COVID-19 waivers impacting GME
  • Part 2: Counting FTEs and Why It's Important on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. PT
    • How FTEs are counted, including the effects of the initial residency period, research and didactic time, and fellowships
    • Special topics impacting FTE count, including displaced residents and off-campus rotations
    • Intern/Resident Information System
    • Current COVID-19 waivers impacting FTE counts

Whether you’re new to GME or established GME leadership, these webinars will help you launch or sustain a financially healthy GME program.

The series will be presented by Laura Gillenwater, CPA, from HORNE LLP, a national professional services firm founded on a cornerstone of public accounting. She has over 10 years of experience dedicated to health care reimbursement and advisory services. She works closely with her clients to optimize reimbursement and serves entities that span the entire health care continuum.

Learn more about PHC’s GME Start-Up Solutions at phcdocs.org/gme-startup-solutions.


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