teaching hospitals

Hospitals To Seek $20M For Residency Programs

Mar 9, 2015

  Armed with a study showing projected shortages of doctors in Florida, teaching and safety-net hospitals said Friday they are asking lawmakers to spend an additional $20 million a year on medical-residency programs.

The Teaching Hospital Council of Florida and the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida, which represents teaching, public and children's hospitals, said the $20 million also would draw $30 million in federal matching funds. It would be added to the current $80 million a year in state and federal funding for graduate medical-education programs.

National Cancer Institute

The number of doctors practicing psychiatry and general surgery is expected to reach critically low levels in the next 10 years, according to a new study from the state’s teaching hospitals.

Lakeland Regional Medical Center

Lakeland Regional Medical Center’s plan to launch a medical residency program could hinge on a meeting between hospital leadership and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator today, the Lakeland Ledger reports.

The meeting in Washington D.C. with Marilyn Tavenner will focus on a year-long dispute concerning residents who served at LRMC as part of other programs, the Ledger reports. 

While many hospitals will see an increase in payment for treating Medicaid patients in the switch to the "Diagnosis Related Group” model, teaching hospitals will get less. Tampa General, which has 301 resident doctors, estimates it will lose $10 million.