New section Hero Home / Advocacy & Policy / Washington Highlights Washington Highlights New section Washington Highlights House Committee Discusses COVID-19 Health Disparities May 29, 2020 Advocacy Trending This Week Podcast: Exploring the Future of Health Care Policy After COVID-19 David Skorton, MD, AAMC president and CEO, talks with Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Rep. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.) about how health care policy will change. AAMC, Higher Ed Groups Seek Research Relief Funding in Future COVID-19 Package The AAMC joined higher education groups in a May 27 letter to Senate leadership urging at least $26 billion in emergency supplemental relief funding. AAMC, Friends of VA Urge Supplemental Funds for VA Research to Combat COVID-19 The AAMC joined a FOVA letter urging Congress to provide supplemental funds for VA research to combat COVID-19. New section Subscribe to receive weekly Hill and regulatory updates to your inbox. First Name: Last Name: Email: Other Washington Highlights Articles More AAMC Submits Joint Letter to EPA Opposing Proposed Rule on Scientific Research The AAMC submitted a joint letter opposing the EPA’s supplemental notice of proposed rule-making on scientific research. GAO Announces MedPAC Appointments GAO announces new MedPAC appointments. HRSA Releases Notice of Funding Opportunity for FY 2021 CHGME Payment Program The HRSA released a notice of funding opportunity for the FY 2021 CHGME Payment Program. AAMC Joins Hospital Groups on Liability Protections for Front-line Providers The AAMC joined eight other health care groups in sending a letter to congressional leadership on liability protections for front-line providers. Health Officials Testify on Safe COVID-19 Reopening Measures Administration officials testify before Senate HELP Committee on reopening amid COVID-19. AAMC Submits Letter to CMS on Future of Telehealth Flexibilities AAMC submits letter to CMS administrator on telehealth flexibilities following COVID-19 public health emergency. Bipartisan Letter Urges Congress to Protect 340B Eligibility During COVID-19 Bipartisan members urge Congress to allow temporary flexibility for hospitals to maintain 340B eligibility during the COVID-19 pandemic. CMS Releases FY 2021 IPPS Proposed Rule CMS released its FY 2021 IPPS proposed rule, which details hospital payment and quality proposals for FY 2021. AAMC Joins Hospital Groups on Liability Protections for Front-line Providers The AAMC joined eight other health care groups in sending a letter to congressional leadership on liability protections for front-line providers. AAMC Endorses Bill That Provides Loan Relief for COVID-19 Front-line Workers Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation that would forgive all graduate student loans for health care workers fighting COVID-19. Testimony and Correspondence Testimony and Correspondence Statements, Letters and Comments AAMC Letter to Congress Urging COVID-19 Interim Relief Package AAMC Supports Proposed Framework for Next NIH Strategic Plan Joint Letter to Congress on Research Infrastructure During COVID-19 Outbreak AAMC Responds to Senate Inquiry on Maternal Health AAMC Calls for Enhanced COVID-19 Data Collection on Health Disparities House Appropriators Receive Preliminary FY21 302(b) Allocations New section Contact the AAMC Office of Government Affairs Staff Here Featured On the Agenda In Washington Scheduled hearings and meetings related to academic medicine AAMC Press Conferences on Coronavirus (COVID-19) David Skorton, MD, president and CEO of the AAMC, hosted a virtual press conference on academic medicine’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.