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Second Opinion

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

CMS Releases the FY 2018 IPPS Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) August 2 released the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) fiscal year (FY) 2018 final rule in which CMS finalized changes to the Medicare payment rate and policies update for FY 2018. The rule increases payment rates by 1.2 percent for FY 2018. 


White House Drug Commission Draft Interim Report Offers Recommendations to Address Opioid Epidemic

The president’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, established by President Trump through a March 29 Executive Order (EO), released an interim report that includes policy recommendations for addressing the opioid epidemic.



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

RMH Ad


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