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Webinar on CMS Changes to GME Funding Opportunities

By healthcare law partners Emily Cook and Drew McCormick of McDermott Will & Emery, this webinar reviews the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rule that finalizes three key changes related to graduate medical education (GME)funding opportunities including distribution of 1,000 new residency slots, changes applicable to the Rural Training Track (RTT) program, and changes for hospitals who inadvertently set low or zero per resident amounts (PRAs) or FTE caps.  

Policy and Advocacy News

House Committee Report Urges OMT for Veterans as FY23 Appropriations Process Continues


  • AACOM secured an important victory as part of our comprehensive engagement strategy to encourage the assessment and use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) among veterans.
  • The House FY23 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies appropriations bill included report language directing the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide data on the use of OMT in the treatment of veterans.
  • The report also recognizes the importance of OMT as a non-addictive treatment to pain, noting, “The Committee is aware that doctors of osteopathic medicine receive intensive training in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) and play an important role in the treatment of veterans, who experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain than nonveterans.”

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Health Policy Leadership Programs
AACOM's Leadership Institute offers two health policy programs:  an internship for current DO students, and a Fellowship for practicing or teaching osteopathic physicians. 

AACOM Talent Bank

   Are you interested in —

  • Serving on federal and state commissions, national boards, task forces or committees?
  • Becoming an OME spokesperson with the media or a mentor to students?

Then Register With AACOM's Talent Bank! 

It only takes a few minutes to complete your leadership profile in AACOM's Talent Bank and join a network of individuals dedicated to furthering the reach of excellence of OME. Your registration does not obligate you to serve in a particular role. AACOM will seek your approval of any specific positions prior to nomination or media outreach. Download our flyer to learn more.


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