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AAMC Comments on HRSA 340B Proposed Rule

The AAMC comments on HRSA’s proposal for FQHCs to offer 340B pricing on insulin and injectable epinephrine.

NIH Releases Final Policy on Data Management and Sharing

The National Institutes of Health released a final policy on scientific data management and sharing for NIH-funded or conducted research.

AAMC Submits Letter Supporting 340B Program

The AAMC responded to a request for feedback on ways to improve the 340B program from House and Senate Republican committee leaders.

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NIH Leaders Discuss Medical Research and COVID-19

The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research co-hosted virtual briefings with NIH leadership specializing in chronic diseases.

Senate COVID-19 Package Fails a Second Time

The Senate again failed to advance COVID-19 relief legislation after a failed procedural vote.

AAMC Joins Physician Community Letter Opposing DHS Duration of Status Proposed Rule

The AAMC joined five physician groups in opposing a Sept. 25 immigration proposed rule to eliminate “duration of status” for medical residents on J-1 visas.

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Senate, House Republican Leaders Request Input on 340B Program

Senate and House Republican committee leaders ask stakeholders how to improve the 340B program.

AAMC Submits Comments on Physician Fee Schedule 2021 Proposed Rule

The AAMC submitted comments to CMS that recommend making waivers allowed during the COVID-19 PHE permanent.

AAMC Endorses Public Health Infrastructure Investments Legislation

The AAMC supports a bill that invests in the nation’s public health infrastructure.

Hospital COVID-19 Reporting: HHS Updates Guidance and CMS Details Enforcement

HHS amended its guidance on daily coronavirus data reporting and CMS has issued a memo on enforcement process under new CoPs requiring hospital reporting.

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Scheduled hearings and meetings related to academic medicine

Podcast: Diagnosing Our National Disease

David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC president and CEO, talks with Lonnie G. Bunch III, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, about racism in academic medicine.