HOW CAN OUR GME FOOTPRINT IMPACT OUR STRATEGIC GOALS AND DIRECTION?
The Health System leadership was interested in learning how to optimize the current resident operations at their flagship teaching hospital and work to grow the GME footprint in their non-teaching hospitals to meet their organizational goals.
CAN WE AFFORD TO START A NEW GME PROGRAM?
Germane was contacted by a medical school client to evaluate the financial outlook of one of their partner hospitals to determine the impacts of starting a new GME program within their hospital.
HOW DO WE ENSURE OUR GME FUNDING IS OPTIMIZED?
Health System leadership was interested in learning how to optimize the current resident funding at their flagship teaching hospital and work to grow the GME footprint in their non-teaching hospitals to meet their organizational goals while not investing a significant amount of money in perpetuity.
ARE WE LEVERAGING GME FOR MAXIMUM PRODUCTIVITY AND EDUCATIONAL VALUE?
An organization is currently operating over its CMS GME cap allotment, but leadership wishes to avoid closing any of its programs They sponsor four programs that are a mix of residencies and fellowships.
OUR ACCREDITATION IS AT RISK — WHAT DO WE DO?
Germane received an urgent request for support from a sponsoring institution that received an ACGME notice of adverse action, Institutional Accreditation Withdrawn. This institution supported multiple residencies and fellowship programs with hundreds of trainees.
ADDRESSING RURAL WORKFORCE SHORTAGES THROUGH RESIDENCY TRAINING
The client, a rural hospital, was deeply affected by and determined to address the shortage of physicians in their community. As part of a larger health system, the rural hospital was interested in attracting more physicians to provide care in their community.
How Do We Fund New GME Programs at a Current Teaching Hospital?
Germane was contacted by a large health system to develop a GME strategy to address the growing physician shortage and their difficulty of hiring and retaining high-caliber physicians.
Are We Maximizing the GME Reimbursement for our Programs in the Cap Development Period?
Germane was contacted by a large, rural hospital that wanted to ensure their Medicare GME Reimbursement was reported correctly and that all reimbursement that the provider was entitled to be being claimed.
How do we Address the Aging Population and Future Physician Pipeline Needs?
Germane was contacted by a hospital in a rural area to create a strategy that would address their aging physician workforce and develop a strong physician pipeline for the future.
WE ARE INTERESTED IN THE POSSIBILITY OF GME IN OUR SYSTEM – WHERE DO WE START?
Germane was contacted by a health system who wanted to know if Graduate Medical Education programs would be feasible within their system and if so, what that might look like for them.
WE HAVE A VISION FOR GME BUT WOULD LIKE ASSISTANCE IN SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION TO THE ACCREDITING BODY.
The client worked with Germane through the Initial Feasibility Process to develop a detailed plan for GME. Following completion of their 10-year plan for GME, the client was ready to begin writing applications.
Leveraging Grant Opportunities to Increase Access to Care in Rural Areas
The client is a small, rural critical access hospital under the governance of a larger health system within the state. Seeking to address the health care needs of the surrounding local community, the hospital was interested in exploring ways to bring more physicians into the area.
The New Academic Year Is Fast Approaching and Our GME Office Needs Additional Administrative Support. Where Can I Find Experienced, Temporary Resources?
As the start of the academic year drew near, Health System leadership and the GME Office recognized the remaining steps, coupled with the limited experience of their support staff, would likely result in the institution and its GME programs being unprepared for the incoming residents.