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AAMC Responds to Congressional RFI on Climate Change and Health Care Industry

The AAMC responded to an April 1 RFI from House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard Neal on climate change and the health care industry.

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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HELP Committee Releases FDA Legislation That Includes LDT Regulation

On May 17, the Senate HELP Committee released a draft of the FDA Safety and Landmark Advancements Act, which contains a number of provisions related to the FDA.

NIH Leadership Testifies at Senate Hearing

National Institutes of Health (NIH) leadership testified at a May 17 Senate Labor-HHS hearing on the agency’s funding.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Marks Up, Approves Mental Health, ARPA-H Legislation

On May 18, the House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up and approved bipartisan mental health legislation.

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House Subcommittee Approves Draft User Fee, ARPA-H Authorizing Bills

The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee considered and advanced legislation related to the FDA and the NIH on May 11.

AAMC Recommends $49B for NIH in FY 2023; NIH Leaders Testify

The AAMC joined the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research in a $49 billion funding recommendation for the NIH as agency leaders testified before appropriators.

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Advances Mental Health Legislation

On May 11, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health advanced its bipartisan mental health legislation.

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Other Washington Highlights Articles

Rep. Kelly Reintroduces the Health Equity and Accountability Act

Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) reintroduced the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA) on April 26 to address racial and ethnic health inequities and more.

CMS Reweights 2021 MIPS Cost Performance Category

On April 25, the CMS announced the reweighting of the MIPS cost performance category for 2021 performance year from 20% to 0%.

AAMC Responds to CMS RFI on Medicaid and CHIP Access

The AAMC submitted comments on April 18 in response to the CMS RFI on Access to Coverage and Care in Medicaid and CHIP.

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