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IOM Recommends Significant Changes to Medicare GME

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report today proposing significant changes to the Medicare Graduate Medical Education program. The report calls for phasing out the current Medicare medical education payment system over 10 years and shifting to a performance-based system. At the end of the 10 years, IOM recommends reassessing whether Medicare should continue to subsidize physician training, and if so, how to further reform the system. IOM also suggests that states make similar reforms with their Medicaid training funds.