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This Week In Washington
The House and Senate will adjourn Aug. 7 through Sept. 7 for the summer recess and Labor Day holiday. Both chambers will be in session starting Tuesday, Sept. 8. Washington Highlights will resume in September.
Members of the House Ways and Means Committee July 29 introduced three bills to reform Medicare hospital payments. The bills, which would likely become part of a larger hospital bill the committee would consider in the fall, were released shortly after two recent Health Subcommittee hearings focused on various Medicare hospital payment issues [see related story].
AMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., July 31 sent a letter to Sen. John Tester (D-Mont.) endorsing the Senator’s proposal to expand Medicare funding for Graduate Medical Education (GME) under the “Delivering Opportunities for Care and Services (DOCs) for Veterans Act” (S. 1676).
Preserving GME Funding
Whether it’s an emergency or a serious illness requiring complex care, when life is on the line you can count on America’s teaching hospitals. But can they count on the funding they need from Congress?
Advocacy Launches Ad to Warn of Sequestration Impact
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