CMS Accepting Applications for New Physician Residency Slots

Apply by March 31. Federal legislation under Section 126 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, authorizes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to distribute additional residency positions (also known as slots) for physician training in underserved areas. Eligible hospitals must use MEARIS, CMS’s online application system to apply by March 31 for 200 newly available slots. In a one-hour webinar on Wednesday, January 17, at 12:00 pm Eastern, experts will provide background information on Section 126.  The session is hosted by, the FORHP-supported organization that helps hospitals plan and develop rural residencies, and will focus on considerations for rural hospitals.

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