ADEA Washington Update

ED Updates Gainful Employment Disclosure Template

Education | Permanent link

Department of Education (ED) announced the release of an updated Gainful Employment (GE) Template. Institutions are required, no later than January 31, 2016, to update disclosures for all GE programs to reflect information from the 2014-2015 award year using the updated GE template.  According to ED, the new template provides the... Click Here To Read More

FDA Unveils Anti-smoking Campaign Targeted at Hip-hop Youth

HHS | Permanent link

On Oct. 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a new tobacco education campaign that targets “multicultural youth” in what it calls the “hip-hop peer crowd.” The Fresh Empire campaign... Click Here To Read More

HHS Announces ACA Enrollment Target for 2016

ACA, HHS | Permanent link

With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) set to begin its third enrollment period on Nov. 1, the Obama administration has said it expects to add fewer than one million new customers to the nation’s health care exchanges before the end of next year.

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HRSA Publishes Brief, “Oral Health: Across the Agency”

HHS | Permanent link

Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has released an informational brief, “Oral Health: Across the Agency,” which contains information about HRSA’s Oral Health programs as well as selected resources and publications pertaining to oral health.  The information will be especially useful to clinicians to enable them to... Click Here To Read More

GAO Report Highlights Interoperability Challenges of Electronic Health Records

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The non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report highlighting five of the major challenges to achieving greater interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs). The GAO interviewed 18 non-federal groups to understand their biggest concerns about... Click Here To Read More

HHS Announces $240 Million to Support National Health Service Corps

Funding, HHS | Permanent link

Health and Human Services (HHS) announced more than $240 million, including approximately $176 million in Affordable Care Act funding, to support the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholarship and loan repayment programs to address access to primary health care in underserved communities. 

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House Speaker John Boehner Announces Resignation

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In a surprise announcement, on Friday, Sept. 25, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) announced his intent to resign as speaker and to resign from the House, effective October 30, 2015.  Most recently,... Click Here To Read More

Continuing Resolution Passed to Fund Federal Government thru Dec. 11, 2015

Funding, Legislation, House, Senate | Permanent link

On Sept. 22, Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) introduced a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the federal government through Dec. 11, 2015. The bill provides funding at an annual rate that conforms to the... Click Here To Read More

Legislation Introduced to Support Next Generation of Researchers

Research, Legislation, House, Senate, HHS | Permanent link

On Sept. 9, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced S.2014, the Next Generation Researchers Act. The bill directs the director of the National Institutes of Health... Click Here To Read More

Senator Calls for More Time to Meet Electronic Health Record Meaningful Use Targets

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