House Panel Approves 1,000 New GME Positions, Telehealth Expansion

By James Romoser
June 26, 2019 at 7:35 PM
The House Ways & Means Committee on Wednesday (June 26) advanced five Medicare-related bills, including legislation to expand coverage of telehealth services for mental health treatment, eliminate beneficiary cost-sharing for chronic care management services, and add 1,000 new residency slots under the Graduate Medical Education program. The GME bill was the most controversial, as Republicans on the committee complained that the bill would not do enough to help alleviate physician shortages in rural areas. The bill—H.R. 3414, the Opioid Workforce...

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