ADEA Washington Update

Senators Introduce Legislation to Encourage States to Expand Medicaid

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On April 13, Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced the States Achieve Medicaid Expansion (SAME) Act of 2016, ... Click Here To Read More

House Committee Considers Legislation to Address Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse

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On April 20, the House Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health passed a dozen bills addressing different aspects of the... Click Here To Read More

2016 ADEA Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

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On April 12, ADEA held Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Over 50 dental educators, researchers, residents and students attended and made approximately 45 individual visits to Members’ offices. In addition, almost 100 individuals participated virtually by sending emails to... Click Here To Read More

Senate HELP Committee Marks Up Innovation Bills

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The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has held its final hearing on legislation that will be a companion bill to H.R. 6, the House 21st Century Cures Act.... Click Here To Read More

FTC Highlights North Carolina Teeth Whitening Case in Annual Report

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On April 6, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released Annual Highlights 2015, a report that highlights the federal agency’s law enforcement efforts for the past year.

The report... Click Here To Read More

ONC Issues Request for Information Related to Interoperability

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has published a ... Click Here To Read More

CMS Rulemaking Focuses on Provider Affiliations

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In an effort to reduce waste and fraud, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a ... Click Here To Read More

President Obama Picks Centrist for Supreme Court Opening

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On March 16, the president nominated Merrick Garland, 63, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to the U.S. Supreme Court (Court). Judge Garland is a former prosecutor who was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the D.C. Circuit in... Click Here To Read More

Senate Bill Would Restore NIH Funding to 2006 Levels

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Independent Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and the nine Democratic members who sit on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) have introduced a bill that would bring the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget back in line with where it was a... Click Here To Read More

Bipartisan Bill Would Help Hospitals Handle “Resident Rotator” Issue

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A bipartisan group of Senators and House members have introduced identical bills that would help community hospitals that have inadvertently triggered limits on Medicare reimbursements for their physician training programs.

Under Medicare rules now in place,... Click Here To Read More

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