Washington Update

CMS Challenges CME Reporting Exception to Open Payments Program

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule that would remove the reporting exclusion that now exists for payments to medical speakers at continuing medical education (CME) events. CMS said the exclusion, which is granted... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Caucus Launched to Support Medicaid Expansion

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Two Democratic House members and more than 30 of their House colleagues have launched a new Congressional caucus to press for the expansion of Medicaid benefits in all 50 states. 

Rep. Frank Johnson (D-GA) and Rep. G.K Butterfield (D-NC), the two co-chairs of the caucus, said the group will rely on op-eds, floor speeches, social... Click Here To Read More

In Memoriam: Dr. Alison Riddle-Fletcher, NDA President

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Dr. Alison Riddle-Fletcher, President of the National Dental Association (NDA), died following a battle with cancer on July 1 at the age of 55. Dr. Riddle-Fletcher—who practiced in Baltimore with her husband, Dr. Nathan Fletcher—was a third-generation dentist.

Dr. Riddle-Fletcher, who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree... Click Here To Read More

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

ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship - September 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... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources—September 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—September 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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Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program
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Fiscal Year 2015 Senate Appropriations Update

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The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services met in June to markup the Fiscal Year 2015 HHS appropriations bill. The full Appropriations Committee was scheduled to take up the bill on June 12, but that markup... Click Here To Read More

Children’s Health Insurance Program Extension Act of 2014 Introduced

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On June 11, 2014, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced S. 2461, the “Children’s Health Insurance Program Extension Act of 2014.” Unless funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program is extended, the program will... Click Here To Read More

Senate Committee Seeks Advice on Better Use of Health Care Data

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The Senate Finance Committee, a key congressional body charged with implementing health care reform, is requesting input to improve health care data transparency from a wide variety of stakeholders. 

In a June 12, 2014 ... Click Here To Read More

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