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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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Washington Highlights

On Sept. 21, the House Ways and Means Committee marked up and advanced bipartisan mental health legislation.

  • September 23, 2022
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On Sept. 22, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Arati Prabhakar, PhD, as the new director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

  • September 23, 2022
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On Sept. 13, the AAMC sent a letter to congressional leadership outlining the organization’s priorities and urging action on important pending legislation.

  • September 16, 2022
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The AAMC’s comments on the OPPS proposed rule address proposed changes to the 340B Drug Pricing Program, hospital payment updates, and the Hospital OQR program.

  • September 16, 2022
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a final rule to amend the Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility on Sept. 9.

  • September 16, 2022
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On Sept. 7, A U.S District Judge in Texas ruled that the process for coverage of preventive services under the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.

  • September 16, 2022

Other Washington Highlights Articles

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The HHS released an RFI on implementing the advanced explanation of benefits requirement under the No Surprises Act.

  • September 16, 2022
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The AAMC joined nearly 400 groups in a Sept. 13 letter urging Senate leaders to extend key telehealth waivers.

  • September 16, 2022
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The NIH Council of Councils in the Office of the Director was updated on plans for ARPA-H just before an inaugural director was announced on Sept. 12.

  • September 16, 2022
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