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In The News: AAMC Updates Shortage Projections!

Matt Davis | Uncategorized

Here is a quick look at a few recent stories in healthcare.

  1. 1 in 4 outpatient providers are thinking of replacing EHR, survey finds. Read more here.
  2. Cornyn to launch bill against ‘patent thickets.’  Read more here.
  3. AAMC updates physician shortage projections. Read more here.
  4. CDC reports largest U.S. measles outbreak since virus eliminated in 2000. Read more here.
  5. White Plains Hospital breaks ground on $272M expansion. Read more here.

AHA supports the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act (H.R. 1763/S. 348), legislation that would add 15,000 Medicare-funded residency positions over five years to alleviate physician shortages that threaten patients’ access to care. The number of Medicare-funded slots has been frozen at 1996 levels since the 1997 Balanced Budget Act.

American Hospital Association

We would agree with the AHA that there is a shortage of residency programs which directly contributes to the physician shortage we are facing.