Commission studies variation in medical education spending
Ohio Medicaid subsidizes hospitals $39,000 on average annually for each graduate medical intern or resident the hospital trains. However, some hospitals receive as much as $385,000 per resident while others receive nothing at all. This variation is the subject of a study commission created by the Ohio General Assembly and chaired by the Governor's Office of Health Transformation. The Commission met today to review why the current graduate medical education (GME) formula generates dramatically different results for hospitals that provide similar medical training opportunities. The Commission has until the end of this year to report its recommendations for modernizing the Medicaid GME formula and aligning it to support state priorities like recruiting and retaining more physicians in primary care.