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Policy and Regulatory Issues

The AAMC tracks and analyzes a variety of regulatory rules and changes, primarily related to the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and advocates on topics that impact its member institutions.

Featured Topics in Policy and Regulatory Issues

The Featured Topics section includes AAMC resources and work on ad hoc issues that impact our member institutions.

Unwinding of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (2023)

Post-Dobbs Resources (2022)

No Surprises Act/Surprise Billing (2021)

Information Blocking and Interoperability (2023)

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Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Explore the latest provisions affecting Medicare direct graduate medical education and indirect medical education payments, which are often included in the annual Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System regulation.

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Hospital Payment and Quality

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) annually publishes hospital inpatient and outpatient regulations that address payment updates and other issues in each payment system, including Medicare’s portfolio of quality reporting and performance programs impacting payment and public reporting.

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Physician Payment and Quality

The CMS annually issues the physician fee schedule/Quality Payment Program rules that update payment amounts and sets forth payment policies for physicians and other health care professionals for the calendar year.

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Prescription Drugs and 340B Drug Pricing Program

Explore analyses about updates to payment and coverage policies for prescription drugs and the 340B Drug Pricing Program.

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Telehealth: Digital Health

Explore updates related to Medicare telehealth payments and coverage.

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