ADEA Washington Update

Supreme Court Upholds Tax Subsidies in Federally Established Health Insurance Exchanges

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On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (Court) in a 6-3 decision handed down a ruling in King v. Burwell (King). The case centered on four words in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA): “established by the state.” Strict statutory... Click Here To Read More

House and Senate Appropriators Release Funding Bills

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House Committee Votes to Repeal Medical Device Tax

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On June 2, the House Ways and Means Committee voted 25 to 14, mostly along party lines, to repeal the medical device tax. The medical device tax is assessed on devices such as imaging equipment and cardiac defibrillators sold to physicians and hospitals. The 2.3% excise tax is mandated under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The tax is... Click Here To Read More

Congress Introduces Bill to Raise Foreign Medical Schools’ Standards

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A bipartisan bill introduced in both the House and Senate would hold foreign medical schools to the same standards as U.S. schools in order to be eligible to receive Title IV funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

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CMS Proposes Major Updates to Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have released the first major update in more than 10 years to the managed care regulations governing Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The 653-page... Click Here To Read More

Dynamic Scoring Could Impact Health Care Cost Estimates

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the non-partisan budget analysis agency, is moving to employ more dynamic scoring in its budget process, a shift that could significantly impact the estimated cost of proposed health care measures.

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OMB Extends Review of Research Guidelines

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has indefinitely extended the time it will take to review its proposed changes to the so-called “Common Rule.” 

The Common Rule refers to the ethical guidelines for biomedical and behavioral... Click Here To Read More

HHS Names Susannah Fox Chief Technology Officer

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has named Susannah Fox as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO), replacing Bryan Sivak, who has been CTO for the past three years. Fox will be the agency’s third CTO and the first woman to hold the position. 

Fox has served as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson... Click Here To Read More

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Launches Oral Health Website

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The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) announced the launch of their new website, which was developed to provide the public with general information about dental hygiene and oral health. The website contains oral health facts and information sheets and children’s... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Advocacy Website—July 2015

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The ADEA Advocacy website is a new tool to facilitate your ability to access information on issues of importance to academic dentistry and dental and craniofacial research, and facilitate communication with elected officials on issues of importance to you and your institution. By simply entering... Click Here To Read More