Letter of Support

AANS and CNS Join Alliance in Recommending GME Policy Options to Senate

  • The Honorable Ron Wyden, Chairman
    Committee on Finance
    219 Dirksen Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
  • Bipartisan Medicare GME Working Group
    The Honorable John Cornyn
    The Honorable Robert Menendez
    The Honorable Bill Cassidy, MD
    The Honorable Michael Bennet
    The Honorable Thom Tillis
    The Honorable Catherine Cortez Masto
    The Honorable Marsha Blackburn

RE: Bipartisan Medicare GME Working Group Draft Proposal Outline

Dear Chairman Wyden and members of the Bipartisan Medicare GME Working Group:

The Alliance of Specialty Medicine (the “Alliance”) represents more than 100,000 specialty physicians and surgeons across 16 specialty and subspecialty societies and is deeply committed to improving access to specialty medical care through the advancement of sound health care policy. As patient and physician advocates, the undersigned organizations appreciate the Senate Finance Committee’s efforts to advance Medicare graduate medical education (GME) proposals to address health care workforce shortages and gaps. We appreciate the opportunity to provide comments on the outline of your draft policy proposal. As specialty physicians, our comments are focused on Sections 2 and 4 related to the distribution of Medicare GME slots to rural areas, critical specialty shortages and the establishment of a Medicare GME Policy Council.

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