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AAMC Responds to Cures 2.0 Discussion Draft, ARPA-H Authorization Proposal

The AAMC provided feedback on a discussion draft of the Cures 2.0 Act and an ARPA-H request for information.

July 23, 2021

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Washington Highlights is a weekly newsletter that provides updates on the latest legislative and regulatory activities affecting medical schools, teaching hospitals, and their patients and communities.

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AAMC Hosts Congressional Briefings on Telehealth and Health Equity

The AAMC hosted two virtual congressional briefings focused on the future of telehealth and data collection for health equity.

AAMC Joins Health Care Stakeholders in Urging Physician Fee Schedule Cut Relief

The AAMC joined 108 health care groups in a letter to congressional leaders urging them to avoid cuts in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

AAMC, Health Care Groups Support Value in Health Care Act

The AAMC joined a letter in support of the Value in Health Care Act of 2021, which would reform Medicare value-based models and accountable care organizations.

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Approves Maternal Health, Medicaid Bills

The House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced legislation impacting maternal health and Medicaid in the U.S. territories.

CMS Releases CY 2022 Outpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule

The CMS proposes to increase penalties for noncompliance with hospital price transparency rules in its calendar year (CY) 2022 proposed rule.

Federal Officials Provide COVID-19 Update to Senate HELP Committee

Federal health and science agency officials testified before the Senate HELP Committee on the U.S. COVID-19 response on July 20.

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Other Washington Highlights Articles

HHS Secretary Renews COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, JD, renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency declaration on July 19 for an additional 90 days.

House Appropriators Approve FY 2022 Labor-HHS Bill

The House Committee on Appropriations approved its FY 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies spending bill on July 15.

Senate Budget Committee Democrats Reach Agreement on FY 2022 Budget Resolution

Senate Budget Committee Democrats reached an agreement on a fiscal year (FY) 2022 $3.5 trillion budget resolution.

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