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Reps. Harder and McNerney Introduce Bill to Extend GME Residency Cap

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Reps. Josh Harder (CA-10) and Jerry McNerney (CA-9) introduced the Train More Doctors Act of 2022 (H.R. 9156), which would extend the current Medicare graduate medical education residency cap timeline for teaching hospitals that have had their recruitment disrupted by the COVID-19 public health crisis. The current rule places a cap on residency slots based on the fifth year of operation. This bill would add a two-year extension to the program. 

CHA supports the bill, which would allow teaching hospitals in underserved areas to continue the investment in the physician workforce.