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Senate Approves the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education Payment Program Reauthorization

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The Senate passed by unanimous consent legislation (S.1557) that would reauthorize funds for the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program through fiscal year 2018. The bipartisan Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013 reauthorizes the program at $300 million annually. The House must approve the bill before it becomes law.

The CHGME program supports graduate medical education (GME) programs at freestanding children’s hospitals. It is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and funded under the Public Health Service Act.

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