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Teaching Physicians Testimony and Correspondence

  • AAMC Joins Letter Regarding NIH Policy on the Use of a Single IRB for Multi-Site Research

    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.

  • AAMC Comments on CY 2017 PFS

    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.

  • AAMC Letter on MACRA Proposed Rule

    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).

  • Group Letter on MACRA

    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.

  • AAMC Letter to ONC RFI

    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.

  • Group Letter on Opioids to House Leadership

    May 12, 2016

    On May 12, the AAMC joined the Premier Healthcare Alliance, American College of Physicians, Medical Group Management Association, National Association of Accountable Care Organizations, and the American Academy of Family Physicians in a letter strongly urging House leadership to include language in the final House opioids legislative package to allow certain stakeholders access to a patient’s entire medical record, including substance use disorder-related information, in order to promote effective valued-based care.


  • AAMC Comments on Medicare Part B Drug Rule

    May 10, 2016

    CMS has proposed a two phase mandatory nationwide model designed to address various methods for tackling the rising costs of Part B spending that are attributed to drugs which currently are paid at average sales price (ASP) + 6%, as mandated by law.

  • The AAMC Shares a Pledge for Interoperability

    April 7, 2016

    The AAMC commits to several principles to advance interoperability among health information systems enabling free movement of data.

  • AAMC Comments on CMS Episode Group Letter

    March 2, 2016

    The AAMC March 1 submitted a comment letter on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) request for feedback regarding implementation of episode groups as required under the Medicare Access CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. CMS is soliciting public comments on identifying specific patient characteristics to classifying into care episode and patient condition groups.

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