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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 Virtual Congressional Briefing on Integrated Behavioral Health

The AAMC will hold a virtual congressional briefing, “Confronting the Mental Health Crisis: The Value of a Team-Based Approach,” on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, from 12-1 p.m. ET.

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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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Washington Highlights

On March 30, the AAMC responded to an OSTP RFI on how digital technologies are used to transform community health, individual wellness, and health equity.

  • April 8, 2022
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The AAMC submitted comments on March 25 to an ONC RFI on electronic prior authorization standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria.

  • March 25, 2022
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MedPAC met April 1-2 to vote on proposed Alternative Payment Models and Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Program recommendations.

  • April 2, 2021
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The AAMC provided comments on a proposed rule to streamline prior authorization with health IT tools and an RFI on improving social risk data.

  • January 8, 2021
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC provides comments to CMS on streamlining prior authorization through health IT and RFI on improving social risk data

  • January 4, 2021
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Proposed modifications are intended to address standards that may impede care coordination and case management or pose unnecessary burdens.

  • December 11, 2020
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CMMI announces policies for value-based care models in response to COVID-19.

  • June 5, 2020
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Washington Highlights

AAMC and hospital associations submit amicus brief to the Supreme Court in ACA constitutionality case Texas v. U.S.

  • May 15, 2020
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC, Hospital Associations’ Amicus Brief on ACA Constitutionality in Texas v. US Lawsuit

  • May 13, 2020
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Testimony & Correspondence

AAMC joins letter on ensuring health coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • April 28, 2020
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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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