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This Week In Washington
AAMC Chief Public Policy Officer Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D., Nov. 19 sent a letter to the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee urging members to restore the “harmful” sequestration cuts to national priorities, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), health professions training and education programs administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), for fiscal year (FY) 2016.
Just in time for Veterans Day, the Senate Nov. 10 passed unanimously (93-0) its fiscal year (FY) 2016 military construction and veterans affairs appropriations bill (H.R. 2029). The Senate measure includes $50.7 billion for VA Medical Services, a $1.9 billion increase from the committee-approved level [see Washington Highlights, May 22], and a $5.5 billion increase (12 percent) increase over FY 2015.
The AAMC Nov. 17 submitted a comment letter on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)’s request for information (RFI) regarding implementation of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), Promotion of Alternative Payment Models (APMs), and Incentive Payments for Participation in Eligible Alternative Payment Models.
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?
AAMC Ad Calls on Congress to Make Medical Research a National Priority
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