Source: Governor’s Office of Health Transformation
As a result of the budget enacted in June 2014, a legislative study committee reviewed why the 30-year-old Medicaid funding formula for graduate medical education (GME) generates dramatically different results for hospitals that provide similar medical training. Some hospitals receive up to $385,000 per resident or intern trained while others receive nothing at all.
The committee submitted a report in December 2015 that outlines a strategy to make the GME formula more fair and promote state health policy priorities, including recruiting and retaining more physicians into primary care and specialties with shortages. Ohio Medicaid will use the committee’s report as its starting point when it initiates consideration of Medicaid GME reforms in 2016.