H.R.1178 - Creating Access to Residency Education Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] (Introduced 03/14/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||03/15/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1178 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/14/2013)
Creating Access to Residency Education Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to make grants to or contracts with eligible partnerships between state or local governments and private entities to support the creation of new medical residency training programs or slots within existing programs in underserved states in which there is a low physician-resident-to-general-population ratio.
Requires any partnership to consist of: (1) a state with fewer than 25 medical residents per 100,000 population or a local government within such a state, and (2) a public or nonprofit teaching hospital or an accredited graduate medical education (GME) training program.
Directs the Administrator in any grant or contract to require matching funds consisting of: (1) a public or private entity contribution of one-third of the cost of the medical residency program or new slots in an existing program, (2) a state or local government contribution of one-third, and (3) a CMS contribution of one-third.
Requires the Administrator in awarding grants and contracts to give preference to eligible partnerships: (1) in which the participating state has 20 or fewer medical residents per 100,000 population or the participating local government is within such a state, (2) in which the state involved has a population over 15 million and less than 10% percent of the nation's residency slots, or (3) which fund new GME programs or slots within existing programs in the field of family medicine, internal medicine and its subspecialties, geriatrics, or pediatrics.