Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program

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Announcement Number:

Bureau of Health Workforce

Date(s) to Apply:
05/24/2019 to 07/23/2019

Estimated Award Date:

Estimated Award Amount:

Estimated Number of Awards:
55-65 awards

What is the program?

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 CHGME Payment Program compensates for the disparity in the level of federal GME funding for freestanding children’s teaching hospitals versus other types of teaching hospitals.

Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) administers the program.

Are you eligible?

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.


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Lisa Flach-Fulcher

Phone: (301) 443-0365

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