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Advocacy

Keep updated on the latest AAIM successes and take action on key policy issues affecting academic internal medicine.

AAIM Statement about Executive Order on Immigration

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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.

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Compare HR 6333 and the Social Security Act

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.  

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AAIM and ACP Members Visit Capitol Hill

AAIM members joined ACP Leadership Day May 4 to advocate for a host of issues related to health care.  More than 400 participants were divided into groups to visit their own state's senators and representatives in Washington, DC; AAIM members visited the offices of key officials on the Senate Finance Committee, Senate Health-Education-Labor-Pensions Committee, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.

Learn more about the Leadership Day policy priorities

Review the GME financing and reform "leave-behind"

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.

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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.