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Keep updated on the latest AAIM successes and take action on key policy issues affecting academic internal medicine.
The Alliance Signs on to DACA Letter
AAIM joined other health organizations seeking a permanent legislative remedy allowing healthcare professionals and students with DACA status to continue their employment, education, training, and research.
The Alliance Joins ACP Leadership Day
On May 23-24, members of the AAIM Health Policy Committee joined the American College of Physicians (ACP) for the 2017 ACP Leadership Day. This two-day advocacy event in Washington, DC, enables AAIM and ACP members from across the country to discuss policy priorities with Congressional officials and key staff to influence the legislative process on behalf of internal medicine..
AAIM Statement about Executive Order on Immigration
The Alliance believes the fundamental values of the United States of America include providing opportunity, celebrating diversity, and believing in the basic goodness of individuals and of the human spirit. Internal medicine is committed to professionalism's expectation of placing service to others above one’s own needs. The Alliance condemns the adverse effects of the January 27 Executive Order on our community of internal medicine educators, scientists, and scholars.
AAIM to Examine HR 6333, Participating in Community Advocacy Efforts
HR 6333,"To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the accreditation of osteopathic residency training programs for purposes of graduate medical education payments under the Medicare program," was introduced by Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA) November 16. The bill seeks to change the criteria used in definition of IMGs and seeks to remove ACGME and AOA as recognized GME accreditors for the purposes of funding. The bill has been referred to the House Ways and Means Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee for consideration.
The AAIM Health Policy Committee will conduct a complete review of the bill; the Alliance will collaborate with the larger academic medicine and internal medicine communities in developing a response to this proposed legislation.
Health Policy Blog
April 2017: How to Write an Editorial...and Possibly End Up in National TV
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Department of Health and Human Services
- National Institutes of Health
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
- Health Resources and Services Administration
- Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Department of Veterans Affairs
AAIM, IMEAB Advocates for EHR Meaningful Use for Students
AAIM—as part of the Internal Medicine Education Advisory Board--signed on to an ACP community letter sent to AAMC and the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation in September that encourages both access and ability to meaningfully use the electronic health record (EHR) by medical students as well as a change in documentation requirements to decrease disincentives for teaching faculty.
AAIM, ACP Release Position Paper with Recommendations to Better Align GME Financing with Workforce Needs
AAIM and ACP released a new policy paper May 3 calling for changes that better align funding for GME with the nation’s health care workforce needs. The paper, Financing US Graduate Medical Education, was published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The new paper offers nine recommendations aimed at addressing the current problems with GME financing.
Educate Your Residents and Faculty to Advocate for GME
Modify and use the PowerPoint presentation "Policy Update: Graduate Medical Education Funding" to educate and engage your residents in advocacy efforts. See the Action Alert to send an email to your senator or representative.