Children's hospitals would receive $330 million in each of the next five years under the terms of a Senate bill to continue graduate medical-education payments for the sector through 2016, a federal analysis shows.
Bill would slate $1.6 billion for GME
The bill, the Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2011 would award $110 million per year for direct costs and $220 million annually for additional expenses associated with training doctors, according to the Congressional Budget Office (PDF). Authorization for children's hospital graduate medical education under the Health Resources and Services Administration is scheduled to expire this year, the CBO notes. Through 2016, spending would total $1.6 billion, including $248 million for 2012 and $330 million per year thereafter.
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