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AAMC Joins Letter Urging Biden to Reverse Fetal Tissue Research Restrictions

The AAMC joined nearly 100 organizations in a letter urging President-elect Biden to rescind the fetal tissue research restrictions imposed in 2019.

AAMC Supports Rule Allowing VA Health Providers to Practice Across State Lines

The AAMC submitted comments supporting the rule that would allow VA health care professionals to deliver services outside their states of licensure.

AAMC Submits Comments to HHS on Regulatory Relief During COVID-19

The AAMC submitted comments to the HHS on regulatory relief policies during the COVID-19 pandemic that should be made permanent.

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AAMC Comments on Health Care Best Practices During COVID-19

The AAMC submitted comments to the HHS on effective and innovative COVID-19 health care best practices.

AAMC Comments on CMS Proposals to Reduce Prior Authorization Burden

The AAMC provided comments on a proposed rule to streamline prior authorization with health IT tools and an RFI on improving social risk data.

Congress Passes Historic GME Expansion

Congress passed a historic increase to the Medicare graduate medical education (GME) program on Dec. 21 — the first increase to the program in nearly 25 years.

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President Signs FY 2021 Appropriations, COVID-19 Relief, GME Expansion Legislation

President Trump signed legislation on Dec. 27 containing FY 2021 appropriations, COVID-19 relief, expanded Medicare GME, and health extenders.

Congress Passes FY 2021 Spending Bill With Increases for Research, Health Programs

Congress passed federal funding on Dec. 21 for the remainder of FY 2021, which includes funding for the NIH, CDC, HRSA, VA, and NSF.

Year-End Package Contains COVID-19 Relief, Medicaid and Health Extenders, Surprise Billing

Congress passed a year-end package containing COVID-19 relief, Medicaid and other health extenders, and surprise billing.

Testimony and Correspondence

AAMC Research and Action Institute Executive Director Atul Grover, MD, PhD, and AAMC Chief Scientific Officer Ross McKinney Jr., MD, joined participants for a live Q&A event to answer questions about how to vote safely.


On the Agenda In Washington

Scheduled hearings and meetings related to academic medicine

Podcast: Diagnosing Our National Disease

David J. Skorton, MD, AAMC president and CEO, talks with Lonnie G. Bunch III, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, about racism in academic medicine.