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This Week In Washington

House Passes Individual Spending Bills, No Movement to End Partial Shutdown

With several federal agencies shut down since their appropriations expired Dec. 21, 2018, the House Jan. 17 approved by voice vote a continuing resolution (CR) for the unfunded federal agencies and Cabinet departments through Feb. 28 (H.J. Res 28).

MedPAC Recommends Changes to Physician Payments and Hospital Payment Updates

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) met Jan. 17-18 to approve recommendations on physician payments and hospital payment updates. The commission also discussed Medicare prescription drug pricing and performance in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).

Responding to the Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Workforce Act of 2018 Ad

While all doctors are trained to treat pain and addiction, specialists in particular fields are critical to address the opioid epidemic in rural and urban communities alike. The Opioid Workforce Act of 2018 would provide federal support to train those specialists.

AAMC Ad Thanks Lawmakers for Bold and Visionary Commitment to NIH

April 2018 RMH-NIH Ad

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