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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. Learn more about the AAMC’s priorities for the 118th Congress.

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Statement on Improving Health Through DEI

The AAMC and other health care and medical associations made a statement in support of DEI policies in health care, to help improve our nation’s health.

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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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Testimony & Correspondence

The AAMC joined over 150 members of the CDC Coalition in a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders recommending $10.45 billion for the CDC.

  • Nov. 11, 2022
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AHRQ released its 20th annual report on national health care quality and disparities.

  • Nov. 8, 2022
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The AAMC Nov. 7 commented in response to the RFI on the implementation of the good faith estimate and advanced EOB requirements under the No Surprises Act.

  • Nov. 8, 2022
Testimony & Correspondence

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

  • Nov. 7, 2022
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MedPAC met Nov. 3-4 to discuss primary care payment, ambulatory care payment rates, supporting safety-net hospitals, and disparities in quality measurement.

  • Nov. 4, 2022
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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.

  • Nov. 4, 2022
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Washington Highlights

On Oct. 26, the AAMC submitted a letter to lawmakers on improving payment for physicians and expanding value-based care.

  • Nov. 4, 2022
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On Nov. 1, the CMS released the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) final rule.

  • Nov. 4, 2022
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Washington Highlights

The AAMC on Oct. 31 submitted comments to the HHS Office of Research Integrity (ORI) on Research Misconduct regulations.

  • Nov. 4, 2022
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On Nov. 1, the CY 2023 OPPS final rule finalized policy to pay 340B-acquired drugs at average sales price plus 6% in CY 2023.

  • Nov. 4, 2022
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AAMC Champion of Academic Medicine Award

This award recognizes members of Congress and staff for extraordinary leadership in support of the academic medicine community.

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Advocacy Coalitions

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 GME Advocacy Coalition (GMEAC) is a group of organizations dedicated to the expansion and preservation of Medicare-supported graduate medical education.

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.

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

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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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