Sustaining teaching hospitals and the services they provide
Teaching hospitals also are distinguished by their clinical research programs where scientists and physicians work together to discover and bring new treatments and cures from the bench to the bedside safely and quickly.
These attributes offer substantial benefits to the community and the nation, but they are expensive to maintain. As mission-driven organizations, teaching hospitals rely on indirect medical education (IME) payments to support their unique role in the community treating the most vulnerable and complex patients, and providing specialized services.
Learn Why IME Funding is Important
Teaching hospitals rely on IME payments to support their unique community role, treat the most vulnerable and complex patients, provide specialized services, and train the next generation of doctors and researchers who are shaping the future of healthcare. Keep Congress from cutting IME funding, which would hurt patient care and teaching hospital missions.