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Guiding Principles for Public Reporting

Over the past decade, the number of organizations reporting hospital and physician quality performance data has increased. In order to address concerns regarding the variation in this performance data, an advisory group of hospital quality experts convened by the AAMC developed a set of guiding principles for publicly reporting provider performance data.

Below, please find the “Guiding Principles for Public Reporting of Provider Performance,” which call for data and reporting methodologies to be well-defined in terms of purpose, transparency, and validity.

For additional information on this AAMC initiative, please contact Jennifer Faerberg or Mary Wheatley.

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HRSA Awards $20 Million in Grants to Create New Rural Residency Programs

July 19, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) July 18 announced awardees for its Rural Residency Planning and Development Program (RRPD) grants. HRSA awarded up to $750,000 to 27 recipients across 21 states, totaling $20 million.

House Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Numerous Bipartisan Health Care Bills

July 19, 2019

The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a July 17 markup to advance legislation regarding several key health care issues, including Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital (DSH) payments, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the Title VII health professions workforce development programs. Additionally, the committee passed an amended version of its proposal to address surprise medical bills.

CMS Proposes New Mandatory Specialty Care Models in Conjunctions with New Executive Order to Launch New Kidney Health Initiatives

July 12, 2019

The President July 10 signed an Executive Order (EO) titled, “Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health.”