ADEA Washington Update

President Obama Signs Older Americans Act With Oral Health Screenings Provisions

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President Obama signed into law the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 , S. 192 , which contains provisions for oral health screenings. The legislation authored by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), passed with considerable bi

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.”

HRSA Releases Projections for Dentists and Dental Hygienists 2012–25

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The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) released a report in February detailing national and state-level projections of dentists and dental hygienists for 2012–25.

CDC Releases Report on Dental Caries and Sealant Prevalence in Children and Adolescents

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report titled “Dental Caries and Sealant Prevalence in Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2011-2012.”

January 2014 Congressional Resources

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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: U.S. House of Representatives: House website U.S. Senate: Senate website ADEA-AGR Twitter Account: ADEAAGR For the latest information on issues affecting dental education and dental and craniofacial research in Washington and the state legislatures, please follow us on Twitter at ADEAAGR. There is much to “tweet” about.

December 2013 Congressional Resources

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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: U.S. House of Representatives: House website U.S. Senate: Senate website For the latest information on issues affecting dental education and dental and craniofacial research in Washington and the state legislatures, please follow us on Twitter at ADEAAGR. There is much to “tweet” about.

Government Accountability Office Issues Report on Electronic Health Record Payments

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on October 24, 2013, which found a large increase in electronic health record (EHR) Incentive Program payments to eligible hospitals (EHs) and eligible professionals (EPs) in 2012 compared to 2011. GAO reported that EHs and EPs were awarded $6.3 billion in Medicare EHR Incentive Payments during 2012, twice the $2.3 billion awarded to hospitals and professions in 2011. Click here to read the report.

New Health Equity Resources Available

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Health equity resources are now available on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website. These include citations for newly published research and news of funding opportunities, upcoming meetings and other initiatives related to health equity. Visitors to the site can sign up for regular updates in their areas of interest. “To support our members’ efforts and build their capacity to move their communities and our nation toward health equity,” the website states, “AAMC has compiled these pages to disseminate solutions-focused research, funding and training opportunities, and constituent best-practices in health equity research and policy.”

Congressional Resources November 2013

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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: U.S. House of Representatives: House website U.S. Senate: Senate website ADEA-AGR Twitter Account: ADEAAGR For the latest information on issues affecting dental education and dental and craniofacial research in Washington and the state legislatures, please follow us on Twitter at ADEAAGR. There is much to “tweet” about.

Congressional Budget Office Reports on the Effects of the Sequester

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The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that keeping the spending cuts from sequestration in place through FY14 would cost up to 1.6 million jobs. On the other hand, cancelling the cuts would yield between 300,000 to 1.6 million new jobs, with the most likely outcome being the addition of 900,000. 

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