Chen C, Chung Y, Broadbent G, Mertz E. Medicare Support for Dental and Podiatry Graduate Medical Education Programs. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(5):e2111797. Published online May 27, 2021. Doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.11797.
One of the major challenges the oral health workforce faces is those that affect patient access and outcomes. Although Medicare programs provide almost 15 million a year in GME payments to teaching hospitals, there is little information about how the US invests in training the podiatry workforce.
This article evaluates Medicare GME payments to teaching hospitals for dental and podiatry residents from 1998 to 2018.