ADEA Washington Update

IOM Report Recommends Modernizing the GME System

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In response to requests for broad reform of the graduate medical education (GME) system, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) formed a committee in 2012 to conduct a review of GME funding, administration and disbursement. Proposed reforms to GME could impact dental education since some institutions receive GME funding for post-graduate dental... Click Here To Read More

House Approves Three Bills Tied to the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

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The House Education and Workforce Committee, members of which have initiated efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), approved three bills this summer that address separate parts of the Act. HEA is the principle federal statute on higher... Click Here To Read More

Department of Defense Revises Rules for Tuition Assistance Program

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The Department of Defense (DOD) has issued a small revision to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that educational institutions must endorse to take part in DOD’s Tuition Assistance Program. The MOU sets out the commitments between an educational institute and the DOD.... Click Here To Read More

New Financial Aid Guidance Following Supreme Court DOMA Ruling

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On July 24, the Department of Education released two Dear Colleague letters that provide financial aid guidance following the Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling that struck down portions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law that restricted the terms marriage and spouse to heterosexual couples. 

The ... Click Here To Read More

Appeals Court Upholds Texas' Affirmative Action Policy

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A federal appeals court has ruled that the University of Texas (UT) can continue to use its race-conscious admissions policy, a decision that cheered diversity proponents but could send the long-running issue back to the Supreme Court of the... Click Here To Read More

Appeals Courts Hand Down Opposing Rulings on ACA Subsidies

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Two federal appeals courts have issued opposing rulings on the legality of subsidies for most insurance premiums purchased through the federal insurance marketplace or federally run state exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act... Click Here To Read More

CMS Challenges CME Reporting Exception to Open Payments Program

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule that would remove the reporting exclusion that now exists for payments to medical speakers at continuing medical education (CME) events. CMS said the exclusion, which is granted... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Caucus Launched to Support Medicaid Expansion

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Two Democratic House members and more than 30 of their House colleagues have launched a new Congressional caucus to press for the expansion of Medicaid benefits in all 50 states. 

Rep. Frank Johnson (D-GA) and Rep. G.K Butterfield (D-NC), the two co-chairs of the caucus, said the group will rely on op-eds, floor speeches, social... Click Here To Read More

In Memoriam: Dr. Alison Riddle-Fletcher, NDA President

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Dr. Alison Riddle-Fletcher, President of the National Dental Association (NDA), died following a battle with cancer on July 1 at the age of 55. Dr. Riddle-Fletcher—who practiced in Baltimore with her husband, Dr. Nathan Fletcher—was a third-generation dentist.

Dr. Riddle-Fletcher, who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship - September 2014

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Dental school faculty members or administrators who want to interface with members of Congress on issues of importance to oral health are encouraged to apply for the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship. The fellow selected spends three months in Washington, D.C., working on issues... Click Here To Read More