Bipartisan bill aligns GME funding with primary care services

03/15/2013 | AAFP News Now

House lawmakers introduced the Primary Care Workforce Access Improvement Act of 2013, which creates pilot projects that allow some graduate medical education payments to go to community-based residency programs instead of going directly to hospitals. AAFP Board Chair Glen Stream, M.D., said the bill promotes a strong primary care workforce by bringing GME funding in line with where most primary care services are provided.

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