Becoming a New Teaching Hospital: A Guide to Medicare Requirements 2014 (PDF)
|Year Published: 2014|
This guide helps institutions planning to evolve into teaching hospitals. It is essential reading for medical school leadership seeking to develop educational partnerships with non-teaching hospitals.
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Designed for leaders at institutions that are planning to evolve into teaching hospitals through funding for the Medicare program for an education mission and that are developing educational partnerships with non-teaching hospitals.
OVERVIEW AND BENEFITS
Institutions that wish to transition into teaching hospitals and medical schools and want to develop education partnerships should begin planning several years before bringing in the first medical resident. Building residency programs requires careful planning and important collaboration among stakeholders. These include the potential future teaching hospital, area medical schools, the accrediting body, and the federal government (specifically, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees Medicare payment policy). The sooner the process begins, the better.
This guide presents useful information that will help readers understand:
- What it means to be a “new” teaching hospital for Medicare purposes (and why being “new” matters).
- The types of residency training Medicare will pay for and how long the program will pay for a particular resident.
- The two types of payments Medicare makes that have an education label (referred to as DGME payments and IME payments) and how these payments will be calculated.
- How Medicare will reimburse a teaching hospital during its first five years, before the establishment of a resident cap.
The implications of being a hospital that accepts rotating residents versus being a “new” teaching hospital and other important tips.
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|Number of Pages: 24||Year Published: 2014|