Washington Update

President Obama Proposes Fixing Medicare’s Physician Payment System

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Language in President Obama’s FY 2014 budget proposal on fixing Medicare’s physician payment system is strikingly similar to that being used by House Republicans, which could add further momentum to the drive to adopt a permanent fix this year, according to physician and stakeholder groups. Medicare’s sustainable growth rate... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Urges Members of Congress to Allocate Adequate Funds for Health Care

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ADEA joined the Coalition for Health Funding and the Committee on Education Funding in urging Members of Congress to maintain adequate funding for 302(b) allocations (letter). These allocations establish the spending... Click Here To Read More

Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner Testifies before the Senate Finance Committee, Nomination is Placed on “Hold”

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On April 9, 2013, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified before the Senate Finance Committee (testimony); after which she was endorsed... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Unveils Initiative to Unlock Mysteries of the Human Brain

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On April 2, 2013, President Obama and National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., launched the "Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies" Click Here To Read More

Federal Research Cuts Have a Multiplier Effect on U.S. Economy

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Mr. John Nelson, managing director of the health care and higher education rating teams at Moody’s Investors Service, a credit-rating agency, observed in a recent interview that few politicians at any level of government favor the way the sequester’s $85 billion in automatic cuts will affect research universities.

Most... Click Here To Read More

Pressure to Address the Effects of the Sequester Grows

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Senate Democrats are starting to feel the pressure to do something to avert the effects of the sequester, which was part of the August 2011 deal to raise the debt ceiling. The automatic cuts were triggered by the failure of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to reach agreement on a $1.2 trillion deficit-reduction plan.

Some... Click Here To Read More

President’s 2014 HHS Budget Seeks Budget Increase to Replace Expiring HITECH Funds

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) for the second year is seeking a $17 million budget increase to offset expiring Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act funds. The request is part of President Obama’s $3.77 trillion FY 2014 budget plan that... Click Here To Read More

Registration is Open for Interprofessional Education Collaborative Faculty Development Institute

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As a founding member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), ADEA is pleased to announce the third IPEC Faculty Development Institute, which will be held May 20–22, 2013, at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Virginia. This institute will gather faculty from across the health disciplines to... Click Here To Read More

Apply — ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship

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The ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship is a six-week, stipend-supported internship in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center (ADEA AGR) in Washington, DC. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience... Click Here To Read More

April 2013 Congressional Resources

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For those interested in following the congressional proceedings, please access the U.S. House or Senate by way of the following links:

U.S. House of Representatives: House Website

U.S. Senate: Senate Website... Click Here To Read More

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