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AAMC, Coalitions Submit FY 2023 Funding Priorities to Senate Appropriators

On May 11, the AAMC and coalitions convened by the association submitted testimony to Senate appropriators on FY 2023 HHS funding recommendations

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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NIH Implements Congressional Provision to Address Harassment at NIH-Funded Institutions

Effective May 10, NIH-funded institutions must report principal investigators removed from their positions due to concerns about harassment.

AAMC Reiterates Importance of VA-Academic Affiliations to Congressional Committees

The AAMC submitted a May 11 statement to House and Senate Veterans Affairs (VA) committees on the importance of VA-academic affiliations to veteran health care.

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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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.

On the Agenda In Washington

Scheduled hearings and meetings related to academic medicine.

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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.

Testimony and Correspondence

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Scheduled hearings and meetings related to academic medicine.

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