Neurosurgery Asks CMS for DGME Cap Deadline Extension
On Aug. 13, the AANS and the CNS sent comments to CMS asking the agency to extend the direct graduate medical education (DGME) cap deadlines for institutions currently undergoing the accreditation process to account for delays caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Each teaching hospital has a cap on the number of positions based on several metrics. Given the documented shortage of physicians now and into the future, organized neurosurgery believes providing these institutions some leeway to complete the accreditation process is warranted to avoid unnecessary reductions in the number of residency positions available to train the next generation of physicians.
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