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Residency Training Initiative Should Include Clinical Documentation

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Residency Training Initiative Should Include Clinical Documentation

American Medical Association (AMA) announced Oct. 30 the Reimagining Residency initiative, a new program aimed at transforming residency training. The $15 million grant program will support innovative projects that promote systemic change in the current and future healthcare system.
“During this unprecedented time of rapid growth and technological change in the U.S. health care system, the AMA is continuing to support significant redesign and innovation in physician training that will help physicians adapt and grow at every stage of their career, and ultimately improve the nation’s health,” said AMA CEO and Executive Vice President James L. Madara, M.D.

Key Areas of Improvement

In January 2019, the AMA will post a request for proposals. Applicants will be solicited among U.S. graduate medical education (GME) sponsors, medical schools, health systems, and specialty societies.
The AMA is looking for innovative solutions to challenges associated with:

  • Preparation for the transition to residency from medical school;
  • Development of skills during residency to enhance readiness for practice; and
  • Modifying the learning environment to support well-being in training.

As healthcare business professionals who work daily with physicians, you know better than anyone where residency training is lacking. You’ve been saying it for years:
Break the Cycle of Poor Physician Documentation
Gain a New Perspective on Provider Documentation
And you’re not the only one. News of the initiative on AMA Wire® received one comment:
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Now’s Your Chance to Make a Difference

AAPC’s Knowledge Center features countless articles on the subject of documentation improvement. Now is your chance to make sure physicians document correctly out of the starting gate.
Interested parties will be required to submit a letter of intent describing the goals and scope of their proposed project in February 2019. Full proposals will be due in April 2019. Grant recipients will be announced in June 2019.
Even if you don’t qualify for participation in the initiative, you have a voice: Use it!

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Renee Dustman, BS, AAPC MACRA Proficient, is managing editor - content & editorial at AAPC. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Media Communications - Journalism. Renee has more than 30 years' experience in journalistic reporting, print production, graphic design, and content management. Follow her on Twitter @dustman_aapc.

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