ADEA Washington Update

Congress Introduces Bill to Raise Foreign Medical Schools’ Standards

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A bipartisan bill introduced in both the House and Senate would hold foreign medical schools to the same standards as U.S. schools in order to be eligible to receive Title IV funding from the U.S. Department of Education.

The Foreign Medical School... Click Here To Read More

CMS Proposes Major Updates to Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have released the first major update in more than 10 years to the managed care regulations governing Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The 653-page... Click Here To Read More

Dynamic Scoring Could Impact Health Care Cost Estimates

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the non-partisan budget analysis agency, is moving to employ more dynamic scoring in its budget process, a shift that could significantly impact the estimated cost of proposed health care measures.

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OMB Extends Review of Research Guidelines

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has indefinitely extended the time it will take to review its proposed changes to the so-called “Common Rule.” 

The Common Rule refers to the ethical guidelines for biomedical and behavioral... Click Here To Read More

HHS Names Susannah Fox Chief Technology Officer

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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has named Susannah Fox as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO), replacing Bryan Sivak, who has been CTO for the past three years. Fox will be the agency’s third CTO and the first woman to hold the position. 

Fox has served as Entrepreneur in Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson... Click Here To Read More

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association Launches Oral Health Website

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The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) announced the launch of their new website, which was developed to provide the public with general information about dental hygiene and oral health. The website contains oral health facts and information sheets and children’s... Click Here To Read More

Congressional Resources—July 2015

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

House Committee Unanimously Approves 21st Century Cures Act; Increases NIH Funding

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On May 21, in a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted 51 to 0 to approve the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill to accelerate the pace of medical innovation by, among other things, funding innovative research.

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21st Century Cures Act Could Change EHR and Payment Reporting Requirements

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In addition to addressing its primary goal of accelerating medical innovation, the 21st Century Cures Act is expected to make changes to current Affordable Care Act requirements regarding the use of electronic health records (EHRs) and the reporting of payments to physicians, including... Click Here To Read More

Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on Precision Medicine

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A Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee hearing on precision medicine explored the adequacy of NIH funding and new approaches to genomic sequencing, but the senators focused significant attention on electronic health records (EHRs).

Among those testifying at the May 5 ... Click Here To Read More