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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.
Teaching Physicians Testimony and Correspondence
February 1, 2017
The AAMC led more than 50 organizations in a joint letter expressing deep concern that the January 27 executive order restricting the admission of certain foreign nationals and refugees to the United States will disrupt patient care, health education, and medical research. Our organizations are dedicated to promoting a diverse and culturally competent health and biomedical workforce—at home and abroad—that supports improvements in health care, access to providers, breakthroughs in medical research, and equitable health for all patients regardless of their backgrounds.
January 13, 2017
The AAMC provided comments on the Hospital and Clinician Workgroup sections of the 2017 MAP Draft Report
December 19, 2016
AAMC submits comment letter on MACRA Final Rule.
December 7, 2016
AAMC submits letter on Patient Relationship Categories and Codes under MACRA (August 2016)
November 16, 2016
Academic Medicine’s key legislative priorities.
October 28, 2016
The AAMC joined an Oct. 24 letter with the Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and the Council on Government Relations with respect to the NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research (NIH sIRB Policy) which is scheduled to take effect on May 25, 2017.
September 6, 2016
The CY 2017 PFS rule proposes several policy change which impact AMCs. Among the areas addressed by this letter are the payment update amount, collection of data on global surgery data, appropriate use criteria for advanced diagnostic imaging services, payment for care coordination and behavioral health care, and changes to the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program.
June 27, 2016
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC or Association) welcomes this opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s or the Agency’s)Medicare Program; Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive Under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models; Proposed Rule, 81 Fed. Reg. 28162 (May 9, 2016).
June 24, 2016
The AAMC June 21 joined the American Medical Association in a letter the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the Medicare Access CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) proposed rule.
June 2, 2016
The AAMC supports efforts to increase the interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) and was pleased to have the opportunity to sign the Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology (ONC) pledge that contained commitments around three areas: consumer access; no information blocking; and in support of implementing federally recognized, national interoperability standards.