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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 submitted comments Jan. 25 to AHRQ in response to an RFI on creating a national Action Alliance to advance patient and workforce safety.

  • January 27, 2023
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On Jan. 11, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration for the 12th time.

  • January 13, 2023
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MedPAC met on Jan. 12 and 13 to discuss policy issues including hospital payment, physician payment, telehealth, and behavioral health.

  • January 13, 2023
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On Jan. 5, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a proposed ruling banning noncompete clauses.

  • January 13, 2023
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On Jan. 5, the CMS issued a letter to state health officials allowing coverage and payment for interprofessional consults under Medicaid and CHIP.

  • January 13, 2023
A male attending surgeon is teaching a group during an operationt in a hospital. They are reviewing patient's chart and prepping her for surgery. Surgeons are wearing sterile gowns, caps, masks, and gloves
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The CMS announced on Jan. 9 the distribution of the first 200 awards for the 1,000 Medicare-funded GME slots made available by the CAA, 2021.

  • January 13, 2023

Other Washington Highlights Articles

A male attending surgeon is teaching a group during an operationt in a hospital. They are reviewing patient's chart and prepping her for surgery. Surgeons are wearing sterile gowns, caps, masks, and gloves
Washington Highlights

The CMS announced on Jan. 9 the distribution of the first 200 awards for the 1,000 Medicare-funded GME slots made available by the CAA, 2021.

  • January 13, 2023
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On Dec. 28, 2022, the AAMC submitted two letters on the FDA’s efforts to harmonize its human subject protection regulations with the revised Common Rule.

  • January 13, 2023
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On Dec. 29, President Biden signed the FY 2023 omnibus package, including all 12 FY 2023 appropriations bills.

  • January 4, 2023
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