Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program
HRSA-20-009 | Bureau of Health Workforce
Application Accepted: 05/24/2019 to 10/11/2019
Projected Award Date: 10/01/2019
Estimated Award Amount: $305,000,000.00
Estimated Number of Awards: 55-65 awards
Federal funding for graduate medical education (GME) is primarily provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and goes to full service teaching hospitals that serve primarily adult patients. Freestanding children’s hospitals receive little to no GME funding from Medicare because children’s hospitals have a low Medicare caseload. The purpose of the CHGME Payment Program is to compensate for the disparity in the level of Federal GME funding for freestanding children’s teaching hospitals versus other types of teaching hospitals. The CHGME Payment Program is administered by the Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
There are two categories of children’s hospitals that may be eligible for CHGME payments in FY 2020, depending on the funding appropriated to the program – “Currently Eligible Hospitals” and “Newly Qualified Hospitals”. Hospitals that are applying for the first time for the CHGME Payment Program may be hospitals that are eligible as a “Newly Qualified Hospital” or hospitals that are new to the CHGME Payment Program but qualify under the “Currently Eligible Hospitals” requirements.