ADEA Washington Update

CMS Receives Criticism on Stage 3 Meaningful Use Rules

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On Oct. 16, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the finals rules for Stage 3 of the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program. The rules explain and define... Click Here To Read More

HRSA Grant Addresses Training for Integrating Oral Health and Primary Care

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is soliciting applications for the Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement (AU-PCTE) program. The announcement focuses on several areas, one of which is integrating oral health and primary care. Per the announcement:

HRSA Seeks Grant Reviewers

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The federal Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) is currently seeking new and experienced grant reviewers for its Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) Objective Review Committee.

This is an excellent opportunity for dental, allied dental and advanced dental educators to gain an understanding of the federal grant-making... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Advocacy Website

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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 communicate with elected officials on issues of... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Issues Memorandum on Drug Abuse

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On Oct. 21, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum along with a ... Click Here To Read More

House Elects Paul Ryan as the 54th Speaker of the House

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On Oct. 29, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) was elected the 54th Speaker of the House, ending speculation as to who was able to lead the 247-member GOP conference after John Boehner’s abrupt resignation.

The 45-year old Republican first worked on Capitol... Click Here To Read More

Bipartisan Agreement is Reached by Congress to Fund the Government

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Although the federal government’s 2016 fiscal year began on Oct. 1, Congress is still mired in the process of debating how to fund the government. On Sept. 30, it passed a continuing resolution (CR), a bill that would keep the government running at current... Click Here To Read More

Congress Considers Making it Illegal to Sell Tobacco to Anyone Under 21

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Senate Democrats have filed legislation to increase the legal minimum age to smoke from 18 to 21. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) filed S. 2100 the Tobacco to 21 Act, which proposes to make it illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. Several... Click Here To Read More

ACA’s Cadillac Tax Has a Bull’s-eye on It

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As political pressure increases to repeal the upcoming Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) “Cadillac” excise tax on expensive health insurance plans, members of Congress are filing legislation to do away with the tax. Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) filed H.R. 2050, stating, “Now... Click Here To Read More

FTC Provides Guidance to State Dental Boards

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On Sept. 14, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued guidance in response to the February U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in... Click Here To Read More