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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 CMS issued a final rule affecting the calculation of the Medicaid DSH hospital-specific limit and identifying hospitals exempt from the new calculation.

  • Feb. 24, 2024
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House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) on Feb. 20 announced the creation of a bipartisan AI task force. 

  • Feb. 23, 2024
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The AAMC joined 215 groups in a Feb. 22 letter urging congressional leadership to extend key telehealth waivers. 

  • Feb. 23, 2024
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The CMS issued a Feb. 8 proposed rule aimed at strengthening oversight of accrediting organizations and preventing conflict of interest.

  • Feb. 16, 2024
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The AAMC joined a letter expressing support for U.S. vaccine safety systems to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic.

  • Feb. 16, 2024
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The AAMC joined more than 170 national, state, and local organizations in a letter urging House leaders to avoid Prevention Fund cuts.

  • Feb. 16, 2024

Other Washington Highlights Articles

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On Feb. 15, the House Science Committee held a hearing on federal research security guidance and preventing foreign influence.

  • Feb. 16, 2024
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On Feb. 13, the AAMC endorsed the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Reauthorization Act.

  • Feb. 16, 2024
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Ally Perleoni, AAMC director of government relations, was named to Modern Healthcare’s inaugural 40 Under 40 list.

  • Feb. 16, 2024
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