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March 16, 2000     (512) 463-0300
 Members of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Graduate Medical Education
Members of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Graduate Medical Education listening to testimony. Left to Right--Senators Jon Lindsay of Houston, Royce West of Dallas, Mike Moncrief of Fort Worth, and Carlos Truan of Corpus Christi.

Senate Finance Interim Subcommittee on Graduate Medical Education Holds Hearing

AUSTIN - The Senate Finance Interim Subcommittee on Graduate Medical Education held a meeting Thursday, March 16, 2000, at the Texas State Capitol.

The meeting addressed the Senate Finance Committee's fourth interim charge, it evaluates the financial viability and educational effectiveness of graduate medical education in light of changes in Medicaid, managed care, and the impact of uncompensated care. The evaluation will include a review of the role of the state's teaching hospitals in the provision of indigent health care, and the role of graduate medical education in addressing health care needs of underserved regions of the state.

The subcommittee consists of five members appointed by Senate Finance Chair Bill Ratliff. Senator Mike Moncrief of Ft. Worth serves as chair. Other Senate members include Senator Carlos F. Truan of Corpus Christi, John J. Carona of Dallas, Jon Lindsay of Houston, and Royce West of Dallas.

Invited Testimony was provided on the Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) Program and the Hospital Perspectives on DSH Program and Recent Formula Proposals.

The subcommittee then recessed, subject to call of the chair. The subcommittee must report back to the Finance Committee by July 1 2000. The entire Finance Committee will then meet to discuss the findings.

For further information on this meeting please visit the audio/video link at the Texas Senate's website.

Click here to view the hearing in RealAudio format.

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