For FY 2022, CHA is asking Congress to provide $485 million for the CHGME program. Last year, Congress provided $350 million for CHGME. CHGME support at this level only represents approximately half of what Medicare GME provides on a per resident basis. We are urging Congress to close this gap over a period of three years, and $485 million in FY 2022 would represent a step towards achieving this goal.
Children's hospitals should reach out to their House and Senate offices and ask them to submit programmatic funding requests in support of CHGME. We have prepared talking points to support this request and submitted a letter to the Office of Management and Budget urging the inclusion of strong funding for CHGME in the president's FY 2022 budget. Resources to help you with this request are available for your use.