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Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program (CHGME PP)

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AGENCY:

Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice of Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program (CHGME PP) Conference Call.

SUMMARY:

This document announces a scheduled CHGME PP conference call for Federal fiscal year (FY) 2007. The purpose of this conference call is to discuss new annual reporting requirements as required under Public Law (Pub. L.) 109-307 for children's hospitals participating in the CHGME PP.

DATES:

The conference call will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ayah E. Johnson, Ph.D., telephone: (301) 443-1058; Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 9A-05, Rockville, Maryland 20857; or by e-mail at: ajohnson@hrsa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The CHGME PP, as authorized by section 340E of the Public Health Service Act (the Act) (42 U.S.C. 256e), provides funds to children's hospitals to address disparity in the level of Federal funding for children's hospitals that result from Medicare funding for graduate medical education. Pub. L. 109-307 amended the CHGME statute to extend the program through FY 2011.

The statute authorizes $330 million for both direct and indirect medical education payments for each of the FY 2007 through FY 2011. Congress appropriated $300 million in FY 2006 for the CHGME PP. These funds have supported over 4,000 residents receiving training in children's teaching hospitals in 31 states.

The agenda for the conference call will include but not be limited to: (1) Welcome and opening comments and (2) news releases/updates. Time will also be available for a question and answer period.

Interested parties must register, in advance, but not later than 5 days prior to the scheduled conference call. Conference call registration forms and information about the Program can be found on the CHGME PP Web site. The Web site address is: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/​childrenshospitalgme.

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Dated: November 15, 2006.

Elizabeth M. Duke,

Administrator.

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[FR Doc. E6-19688 Filed 11-21-06; 8:45 am]

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