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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.

AAMC Policy and Priorities

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Research

AAMC member institutions endeavor to prepare a diverse medical research workforce and champion an environment in which medical discovery can flourish. A strong commitment to discovery 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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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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On July 15, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration.

  • July 15, 2022
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House and Senate health leaders diverged after Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Richard Burr introduced a simplified FDA user fee reauthorization bill.

  • July 15, 2022
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On July 13, the AAMC sent a letter to Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) and David McKinley (R-W.Va.) in support of the PROTECT 340B Act of 2021.

  • July 15, 2022
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The AAMC joined other hospital groups in a July 11 letter to congressional leaders urging them to support enhanced premium tax credits.

  • July 15, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC submitted a letter supproting the bipartisan PROTECT 340B Act of 2021

  • July 13, 2022
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Advocacy & Policy

AAMC recommendations and advocacy priorities around mental and behavioral health policies.

  • July 13, 2022
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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC and other hospital groups signed a letter in support of extending enhanced marketplace premium tax credits.

  • July 11, 2022
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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.

AAMC Action

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