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HHS Awards $12 Million to Teaching Health Centers for Primary Care Resident Programs.

Jennifer Kirchner | July 2013

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $12 million to 32 Teaching Health Centers throughout the country for primary care residency programs.  More than 300 residents will be trained with the funding during the 2013-2014 academic year; doubling the number of residents trained the previous year. 

The awards were issued pursuant to the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Payment Program (Program), created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which expands residency training in community-based settings.  The Program incentivizes students to practice in communities of need.  The HHS awards increase the number of states with teaching health centers from 14 to 21.

The HHS press release announcing the Teaching Health Center awards is available at:

Department of Health and Human Services.  “HHS Awards $12 Million to Help Teaching Health Centers Train Primary Care Providers.”  Press Release.  19 Jul. 2013.

About the Author

Jennifer Kirchner is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Wisconsin. Ms. Kirchner has expertise in assessing provider compliance with the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, the False Claims Act, HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and clinical research laws and regulations.