Kaiser Permanente Patient Center Medical Homes: Lessons Learned in Two Residencies and Applicable Elsewhere

Timothy A. Munzing M.D. Walt Mills, M.D. May 2008         New Medical Home     * Objectives:           o Describe how Kaiser Permanente is redesigning for Pt. Centered Medical Homes           o Describe how 2 KP residencies are teaching this to faculty and residents           o Explore how curricular areas may be used […]

The Importance of Graduate Medical Education for Permanente Physicians, Kaiser Permanente, and American Medicine

A pdf version of this article is available at: https://xnet.kp.org/permanentejournal/Fall07/graduate_medical_education.pdf The Importance of Graduate Medical Education for Permanente Physicians, Kaiser Permanente, and American Medicine By Scott Rasgon, MD, Senior Editor Introduction In this tribute, the voices of Kaiser Permanente (KP) Graduate Medical Education (GME) leaders highlight the rich history of resident education in KP, its […]

Federal Statutes and those currently being proposed specific to GME

Bolstering America’s Health Care Workforce Training more doctors in areas of need – The modified Chairman’s Mark would increase the number of Graduate Medical Education (GME) training positions in states with the lowest resident physician-to-patient ratios. This policy was submitted by Senator Nelson as amendment D7. Increasing community-based primary care – The modified Chairman’s Mark […]

Corporate Financial Gain from the GME Program

Under current Federal statutes, GME qualifies as a community service; therefore, the providers of this education are entitled to receive tax benefits. Source – Council on Graduate Medical Education – Division of Medicine and Dentistry Bureau of Health Professions Health Resources & Services Administration U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Medicare and Medicaid are […]

Funding for the GME Program – Where does the money come from?

Historical and Current Funding Historically, graduate medical education itself has been recognized as a community service and is therefore entitled to receive Medicare funding. In fact, Medicare has been a major source of funding for graduate medical education since the mid-1960s. Until 1983, Medicare paid for graduate medical education on a cost-reimbursement basis. With the […]

The Patient Hand Off

Selected Articles on the Patient Hand-off Compiled by Ingrid Philibert, Updated December 2007                         also available in pdf form – https://gme.kaiserpapers.org/pdfs/dh_annotatedbibliography_patienthandoff_1207.pdf Articles are arrayed by topic within the hand-off literature, beginning with the most recent citation Table of Contents Analyses of Critical Incidents Related to the Hand-off …………………………………………………………1 Editorials                                                                                                             …………………………….4 Education to Improve the Hand-Off                              […]