Washington Update

House Bill Extends Availability of Non-Compliant ACA Insurance Plans

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The House of Representatives has passed an amendment to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that extends to five years the time insurers can continue to sell group health plans that don’t meet the criteria established under the ACA. More... Click Here To Read More

CMS Open Payments System Goes Live

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The federal government’s Open Payments system went live on September 30 despite a series of problems earlier this year. The database, established under the Affordable Care Act, is intended to... Click Here To Read More

$90 Million to Support Large Studies of Clinical Effectiveness

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which pays for large-scale studies that compare the effectiveness of different clinical approaches to various health care options, has announced its third Click Here To Read More

NIH Loan Repayment Programs Begin Next Application Cycle

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The next application cycle for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) loan repayment programs has started and will continue through November 17, 2014. The program was set up to provide an incentive to steer health professionals into research careers and includes opportunities... Click Here To Read More

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Harry W. Bruce, Jr. Legislative Fellowship - October 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 fellow selected 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 - October 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... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources—October 2014

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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:

Funding Opportunities—October 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

IOM Report Recommends Modernizing the GME System

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In response to requests for broad reform of the graduate medical education (GME) system, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) formed a committee in 2012 to conduct a review of GME funding, administration and disbursement. Proposed reforms to GME could impact dental education since some institutions receive GME funding for post-graduate dental... Click Here To Read More

House Approves Three Bills Tied to the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

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The House Education and Workforce Committee, members of which have initiated efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), approved three bills this summer that address separate parts of the Act. HEA is the principle federal statute on higher... Click Here To Read More

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