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

Government Affairs and Advocacy

Government Affairs and Advocacy

This Week In Washington

Congress Recesses for August District Work Period

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.

Ways and Means Members Introduce Bills to Reform Medicare Hospital Payments

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].

AAMC Endorses Medicare Cap Relief for Certain VA Affiliates

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

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?

Advocacy Launches Ad to Warn of Sequestration Impact


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