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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 joint statement over a lawsuit that could result in loss of access to preventive health services for Americans with private health insurance.

  • August 5, 2022
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On Aug. 3, the Biden administration issued an executive order to help protect pregnant patients’ rights around abortion and maternal health care.

  • August 5, 2022
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On Aug. 4, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra declared monkeypox a public health emergency (PHE).

  • August 5, 2022
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The HHS and the DOJ issued guidance on nondiscrimination in telehealth to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities and limited English proficiency.

  • August 5, 2022
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On Aug. 1, the CMS released the annual hospital IPPS final rule updating policies for Medicare payment and quality reporting and performance programs.

  • August 5, 2022
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On Aug. 5, the AAMC sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra urging him to renew the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.

  • August 5, 2022

Other Washington Highlights Articles

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Senate Democrats reached an agreement on a tax, energy, climate, and health care bill on July 27.

  • July 29, 2022
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An AAMC-supported extension of key telehealth waivers passed the House of Representatives on July 27.

  • July 29, 2022
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The House Ways and Means Committee passed legislation on July 27 that would add requirements to the use of prior authorization under Medicare Advantage plans.

  • July 29, 2022
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