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Advocacy & Policy

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) works with policymakers and other leaders to advance policy priorities that strengthen the nation’s health and well-being.

Through policies that affect health care delivery, research, education, health equity, and more, the federal government is a key partner in sustaining the vitality of the nation’s academic medicine ecosystem, which is essential to improving the health of all.

Confronting the Mental Health Crisis: The Value of a Team-Based Approach

On October 11, the AAMC held a virtual congressional briefing outlining the potential benefit of integrated behavioral health models.

AAMC Policy and Priorities

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Research

AAMC-member institutions endeavor to prepare a diverse medical research workforce and champion an environment where medical discovery can flourish. This strong commitment is key to innovation that benefits patients.

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Clinical Care

AAMC-member teaching hospitals and faculty physicians cultivate and provide high-quality health care, especially for complex and vulnerable patients -- many of whom are unable to receive care elsewhere.

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Investing in Healthier Communities

Academic medical centers serve at the crossroads of community health, health equity, and population health and are actively working to prevent and address persistent public health challenges.

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Workforce

AAMC-member medical schools and teaching hospitals play a crucial role in preparing future physicians who help create a healthier future for all with innovative graduate medical education.

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Washington Highlights

Washington Highlights is a weekly newsletter that provides updates on the latest legislative and regulatory activities affecting academic medicine.

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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC submits comments on the Request for Information on implementation of the No Surprises Act GFE and advanced explanation of benefits.

  • November 7, 2022
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Washington Highlights

MedPAC met Nov. 3-4 to discuss primary care payment, ambulatory care payment rates, supporting safety-net hospitals, and disparities in quality measurement.

  • November 4, 2022
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Washington Highlights

The AAMC submitted comments on Oct. 31 to the NSF on proposed common disclosure forms as part of an effort to streamline research security requirements.

  • November 4, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC Submits Comments to the VA on its Interim Final Rule Supporting Coverage of Reproductive Health Care Services.

  • September 27, 2022
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Press Release

The AAMC issued a statement commending the Senate Finance Committee for bipartisan work to find solutions to the country’s mental and behavioral health crisis.

  • September 22, 2022
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Washington Highlights

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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Washington Highlights

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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Washington Highlights

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
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Press Release

The AAMC and 45 health professional and educational organizations submitted an amicus brief in support of consideration of race in higher education admissions

  • July 29, 2022
Washington Highlights

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule on July 7.

  • July 8, 2022
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Advocacy Caucus and Coalitions

The CAMC is a bipartisan group of Members of Congress that seeks to promote and recognize the important role that medical schools, teaching hospitals and faculty physicians play to improve the health of people everywhere.

The Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research supports enhancing the federal investment in the biomedical, behavioral, and population-based research conducted and supported by the NIH.

The FOVA is a diverse coalition representing national academic, medical, and scientific societies; voluntary health and patient advocacy groups; and veteran-focused associations.

The HPNEC advocates for continued support for the health professions and nursing workforce development programs critical to providing continued services to underserved and minority communities.

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AAMC Action

AAMC Action – Let’s Raise Our Voices Together

We are a community of students, residents, researchers, faculty members, physicians, and others who advocate on behalf of academic medicine to improve the health of people everywhere.

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