Washington Update

CMS Releases Open Payments Data

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In a bid to increase transparency around money and gifts that pharmaceutical and medical device companies pay U.S. physicians and teaching hospitals, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its first batch of data from its Open Payment website on September 30, 2014. The term “physicians” includes dentists in... Click Here To Read More

Complaints About Private Student Loans Rise Sharply

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Complaints about student loans rose nearly 40%% in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, according to an annual summary of complaints released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

The CFPB said it... Click Here To Read More

Annual Update Shows Growing Use of Electronic Health Records

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Nearly half of all physicians use basic electronic health records (EHRs), and almost six in 10 hospitals do, according to an annual report released in October by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology... Click Here To Read More

CMS Extends Deadline for Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it has extended the period during which professionals and hospitals can apply for a hardship exemption for failing to demonstrate... Click Here To Read More

HHS Issues Proposed Rule to Expand Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed rule on October 3, 2014, that would amend the safe harbors included in both the anti-kickback statute and... Click Here To Read More

ADEA is Accepting Requests for Advocacy Workshops - November 2014

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ADEA’s Advocacy and Governmental Relations (AGR) portfolio is offering its ADEA Advocacy Workshop series to ADEA members. AGR’s staff of advocacy professionals (who have worked in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress) will travel to your institution to present information on how to become an effective advocate for academic dentistry and... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship - November 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 selected fellow spends three months in Washington, D.C., working on issues and... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship - November 2014

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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 (ADEA AGR) portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center in Washington, D.C. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience for predoctoral, allied... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources—November 2014

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

Funding Opportunities—November 2014

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Below are selected funding opportunities that might be of interest. You can search for additional federal government funding opportunities at grants.gov

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Limited Competition for NIH-Industry Program: Discovering Pediatric New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules... Click Here To Read More

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