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Washington Highlights

Washington Highlights is a weekly newsletter that provides updates on the latest legislative and regulatory activities affecting medical schools, teaching hospitals, and their patients and communities.

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The AAMC signed a May 20 community letter urging the HHS OCR to clarify UHG’s responsibilities under HIPAA to notify patients of a data breach.

  • May 24, 2024
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The AAMC submitted comments to the CMS in response to a request for information focused on data related to Medicare Advantage.

  • May 24, 2024
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The Senate HELP Committee on May 23 passed the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Reauthorization Act.

  • May 24, 2024
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In a May 23 appropriations hearing, NIH Director Monica Bertagnolli, MD, answered questions before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor-HHS.

  • May 24, 2024
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Bipartisan Senate Finance Committee members released a GME policy outline and RFI on May 24.

  • May 24, 2024
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Senate Finance Committee Chair Wyden and Ranking Member Crapo issued a May 17 whitepaper on May 17 on physician payment. 

  • May 24, 2024

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The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a May 22 hearing on FDA drug, biologics, and devices regulations.

  • May 24, 2024
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The House Appropriations Committee considered its first FY 2025 bills on May 23, including passing suballocations for each spending bill by a party line vote.

  • May 24, 2024
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The Court of Appeals for the D.C. circuit upheld drug manufacturers’ restrictions on the use of contract pharmacies to dispense 340B drugs.

  • May 24, 2024
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