ERIC Number: ED434639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Medical Education and Research Costs (MERC): Annual Report on Program Implementation.
Minnesota State Dept. of Health, St. Paul.
This report responds to Minnesota state legislative requirements for an annual summary report on the implementation of the Medical Education and Research Costs (MERC) Trust Fund. The report provides information on 1998 Trust Fund distribution and the status of applications and distributions for fiscal year 1999. It also includes information on the work of the MERC Advisory Committee and subcommittees, the medical education and research studies directed by the 1998 statute, and ongoing issues and concerns regarding the financing of medical education and research in Minnesota. Following an introductory chapter, individual chapters examine: (1) the MERC Trust fund (background information, the 1998 and 1999 trust funds, the general fund and federal match portions, and the Prepaid Medical Assistance Program (PMAP) and Prepaid General Assistance Medical Care (PGAMC)portions; (2) the MERC advisory committee (the Research subcommittee and the PMAP subcommittee); (3) medical education and research studies (review of eligible provider groups, the PMAP/PGAMC medical education distribution formula, and the trainee retention rate); and (5) ongoing issues and concerns (financing of medical education in a changing political and economic environment, and examination of the needs of the health professional workforce). Six appendices provide cost data, legislative text, and a list of advisory committee members (DB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Annual Reports, Compliance (Legal), Educational Finance, Higher Education, Medical Education, Medical Research, Resource Allocation, State Aid, State Legislation
Minnesota Department of Health, 121 East Seventh Place; P.O. Box 64975, St. Paul, MN 55164-0975. Tel: 651-282-6314; Tel: 800-657-3793 (Toll Free); Fax: 651-282-5628.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Health, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota