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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.

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AAMC Statement on President Biden’s Intention to Appoint Monica Bertagnolli

The AAMC supports President Biden’s intention to appoint Monica Bertagnolli, MD, as the new director for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the NIH.

August 10, 2022

AAMC Statement

AAMC Policy and Priorities



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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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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Senate and House members sent Dear Colleague Letters to the CMS administrator, urging action on provisions in the FY 23 IPPS.

  • July 29, 2022
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The AAMC joined provider groups in a July 27 letter to congressional committee leaders action to avoid physician payment cuts in the Medicare program.

  • July 29, 2022
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Senate Democrats reached an agreement on a tax, energy, climate, and health care bill on July 27.

  • July 29, 2022
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An AAMC-supported extension of key telehealth waivers passed the House of Representatives on July 27.

  • July 29, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

112 House members sent a letter to the CMS Administrator requesting that CMS reevaluate and potentially revise key pieces of the FY 23 IPPS rule before it is ma

  • July 26, 2022
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The AAMC and over 70 members of the GME Advocacy Coalition urged Congress to include an increase in Medicare-supported GME slots in upcoming legislation.

  • July 22, 2022
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On July 15, the CMS released the CY 2023 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System proposed rule.

  • July 22, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The GME Advocacy Coalition sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to include GME in the upcoming reconciliation legislation.

  • July 18, 2022
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The AAMC submitted comments to the VA on a proposed GME Pilot Program to provide funding for no fewer than 100 VA residency positions at non-VA facilities.

  • July 8, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The Pilot Program will place no fewer than 100 residents at VA covered facilities and cover certain costs associated with training and starting new programs

  • July 5, 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.

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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