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Teaching Hospitals and the Urban Poor$
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Eli Ginzberg

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780300082326

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300082326.001.0001

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How Medicare Changed the AHCs

How Medicare Changed the AHCs

(p.25) 2 How Medicare Changed the AHCs
Teaching Hospitals and the Urban Poor

Eli Ginzberg

Yale University Press

This chapter examines the overall impact of Medicare in the U.S. medical care system. It first provides an overview of the passage of Medicare and then describes how Medicare expanded the financing of the nation's leading research-oriented academic health centers (AHCs). Medicare's reimbursement policies helped improve the financial position of AHCs. One of the most important of the new financing arrangements under Medicare was the payment that the federal government made to hospitals for the direct and indirect costs connected with the operation of residency and fellowship training programs.

Keywords:   Medicare, medical care system, academic health centers, reimbursement policies, hospitals, residency, fellowship training programs

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