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Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program

$3,399,804,570

Total Assistance, FY 2008 to Present
Agency: HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF
Assistance Type: DIRECT PAYMENTS FOR SPECIFIED USE
Popular Name: Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program
Assistance Listing Number
93.255

Objectives: The purpose of the CHGME Payment Program is to compensate for the disparity in the level of Federal Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding for freestanding children’s teaching hospitals versus other types of teaching hospitals. Hospitals typically receive support for graduate medical education (GME) through Medicare, and those payments are provided to hospitals based on their Medicare patient volume. Freestanding children’s hospitals receive little to no Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding from Medicare because children’s hospitals have a low Medicare caseload. The CHGME Payment Program supports freestanding children’s teaching hospitals that: 1) Educate and train future pediatricians, pediatric sub-specialists, and other non-pediatric residents, including residents in dentistry 2) Provide care for vulnerable and underserved children; and 3) Conduct innovative and valuable pediatric research.

 
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