February 23, 2022

ACR Urges Increased Residency Slots for Radiology

The American College of Radiology ® (ACR®) urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in comments submitted Feb. 22, to consider increasing radiology residency slots when allocating 1,000 new Medicare-funded positions authorized in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. CMS in December included provisions in its federal fiscal year 2022 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule that relate to hospital payment for graduate medical education (GME) costs.

The appropriations act makes available the new GME positions beginning in 2023. CMS specified that no more than 200 slots will be granted per fiscal year and priority for those slots will be determined using four statutorily specified categories.

If you have questions, please contact Kimberly Greck, ACR Economic Policy Analyst.