Providers Push Lawmakers To Support Additional Residency Slots

April 11, 2019
More than 65 provider and hospital groups are pushing lawmakers to back legislation to add 15,000 additional Medicare-funded residency slots over five years, and American Hospital Association Executive Vice President Tom Nickels said a critical mass of lawmaker support is needed before providers can get to the serious conversation of how to get such legislation marked up and possibly paid for. The providers sent a letter to lawmakers Wednesday (April 10) noting a projected shortfall of between 42,600 and 121,300...

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