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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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On Feb. 6, the CMS issued an FAQ regarding the use of artificial intelligence and other algorithms in Medicare Advantage.

  • Feb. 16, 2024
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The HHS finalized on Feb. 8 changes to Part 2 regulations to promote coordinated care and confidentiality for patients with substance use conditions.

  • Feb. 16, 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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On Feb. 14, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a hearing to consider legislation to support health care providers, patients, and caregivers.

  • 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. 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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The House Ways and Means Committee held a Feb. 6 hearing to examine the root causes of drug shortages.

  • Feb. 9, 2024
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