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Learn about policy issues important to medical schools and teaching hospitals, with Executive Vice President Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D.

Government Affairs and Advocacy

Government Affairs and Advocacy

This Week In Washington

House Ways and Means Committee Passes Hospital Payment Reforms

The House Ways and Means Committee May 24 passed by voice vote, “The Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016” (H.R. 5273), legislation that would incorporate consideration of socioeconomic status (SES) in the Medicare Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), and provide a narrow Sec. 603 exemption for “mid-build” off-campus hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) at the time of enactment of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, among other provisions.

51 Senators, 235 Representatives Sign Dear Colleague Letters to CMS on HOPD Issue

Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) May 19 and Representatives Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) May 24 sent similar letters to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt asking the agency to incorporate flexibility for several considerations as the administration develops upcoming rulemaking for Sec. 603 of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA, P.L. 114-74).

Preserving GME Funding

GME ad for right rail

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?

AAMC Ad Calls on Congress to Make Medical Research a National Priority


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