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Government Affairs Information & Materials

AAOMS Governmental Affairs advocates on behalf of the specialty by monitoring federal and state legislative and regulatory issues, encouraging member action through grassroots participation, and backing candidates who support the goals of the specialty through OMSPAC. For additional governmental affairs updates please check out the AAOMS Advocacy E-Newsletter.

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Type Title Date
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Comment Letters to House Education and Workforce Committee - Proposals to Reauthorize and Amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 & Support Letter for H.R. 1615, the Student Loan Refinancing Act Mar. 31, 2017
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Letter of Support for H.R. 372 to House Judiciary Committee - Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 Feb. 17, 2017
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Letter of Support for H.R. 372 to House Judiciary Committee - Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 Feb. 16, 2017
Government & Advocacy News, Organized Dentistry Coalition Support Letter for S. 108- Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017 Jan. 31, 2017
Government & Advocacy News, FDA Issues Ban on Most Powdered Gloves Jan. 10, 2017
Government & Advocacy News, 2017 Governors and Legislatures Dec. 14, 2016
Government & Advocacy News, Joint Letter to Congress for Repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) Dec. 07, 2016
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition letter in support of FY 2017 NIDCR funding levels Sep. 21, 2016
Government & Advocacy News, Grassroots Alert: Ask HHS to Delay Enforcement of ACA Non-Discrimination Requirements Aug. 09, 2016
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS joins ODC in sending letter to Rep. Kristi Noem in support of her legislation (HR 5406) to expand access to care for individuals living on Indian Reservations Jul. 13, 2016
Government & Advocacy News, Grassroots Alert: Protect Safe Anesthesia care for our Veterans – Urge the US Department of Veterans Affairs not to abandon the doctor-nurse team model for our nation’s veterans Jun. 17, 2016
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS comments in opposition to VA proposed rule on CRNA independent practice Jun. 14, 2016
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to Sen. Richard Durbin Re: Prescription Drug Abuse May. 27, 2016
Government & Advocacy News, ODC Letter on FSA's to House Ways and Means Health subcommittee May. 18, 2016
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS submits support letter to Rep. Clark (D-MA) and E&C Health Subcommitte on HR 4955, the Reducing Unused Medications Act of 2016 Apr. 20, 2016
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS sends support letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for S. 2578, the Reducing Unused Medications Act of 2016 Details Apr. 18, 2016
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS joins ODC in signing on to letter of support urging the Senate to provide funding to re-establish a Chief Dental Officer at the Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA Mar. 24, 2016
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS joins ODC in signing on to letter of support urging the House to provide funding to re-establish a Chief Dental Officer at the Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA) Mar. 24, 2016
Government & Advocacy News, Advocacy E-Newsletter - December 18 Dec. 18, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, 2016 Governors and Legislatures Dec. 10, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter sent to Rep. Renee Ellmers re: HR 3309, a bill to provide greater flexibility for providers participating in the "Meaningful Use" (MU) program Dec. 01, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, Comment Letter to Rep. Tom Price re: HR 3100, the Medical Practice Freedom Act of 2015 Dec. 01, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, Support letter sent to Rep. Buddy Carter re: HR 3323, a bill to cap fees on non-covered services Dec. 01, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, Letter of support to Rep. John Fleming re: HR 3006, the Helping Save Americans’ Health Care Choices Act of 2015 Dec. 01, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition letter to U.S. House of Representatives re: commemorating the 70th anniversary of community water flouridation (H.Res. 416) Nov. 05, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to US Senate Re: Opposition to Amendment Included in the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3187) that Would Reclassify Hydrocodone-containing Combination Products as Schedule II Jun. 22, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, Advocacy E-Newsletter - June 19 Jun. 19, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, Advocacy E-Newsletter - May 15 May. 15, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to Congress re: Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) May. 07, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, Advocacy E-Newsletter - April 15 Apr. 15, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, Advocacy E-Newsletter - March 27 Mar. 27, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to House Ways and Means Committee Re: Support for the RAISE Health Benefits Act Mar. 03, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, Advocacy E-Newsletter - February 20 Feb. 20, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to House Judiciary Committee Re: Support for the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act (HR 494) Feb. 18, 2015
Government & Advocacy News, 2015 Governors and Legislatures Dec. 16, 2014
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to US Senate Re: Restoration of Funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Nov. 20, 2014
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to US Senate Leaders Re: opposition to the Conference Accountability Act of 2014 (S 1347) Sep. 18, 2014
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to Department of HHS Re: Purchase of dental plans on the Federally Facilitated Exchanges Aug. 27, 2014
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to the FDA Re: Innovative Disposal Systems, Technologies or Designs to Prevent or Deter Misuse and Abuse of Opioid Analgesics Jun. 10, 2014
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to CMS Re: Interpretive Guidance on Provider Non-discrimination Jun. 10, 2014
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Comment Letter to DEA Re: The Reclassification of Hydrocodone-containing Combination Drug Apr. 08, 2014
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Comment Letter to HHS Re: The Reclassification of Hydrocodone-containing Combination Drug Mar. 19, 2014
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Key Provisions Summary Updated Feb. 17, 2014
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Comment Letter to the Bureau of Health Professions Re: Update to the NPDB Guidebook Feb. 14, 2014
Government & Advocacy News, 2014 Governors and Legislatures Feb. 12, 2014
Government & Advocacy News, Joint Comment Letter to the FDA Re: Proposed Rule to Require Prior Notification of by Manufacturers of a Drug Shortage Jan. 24, 2014
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Comment Letter to Leaders of Labor, HHS, and Ed. Committee Re: Prevention of Funding for Alternative Dental Provider Demonstration Projects Dec. 18, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Comment Letter to CMS Re: the Approach to Hospital Equipment Maintenance as a Condition of Participation Nov. 26, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to Congressional Committee Leaders Re: Medicare Physician Payment Reform Nov. 13, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Short documentary captures the issue of prescription drug abuse through the eyes of teens Nov. 12, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Support Letter to Rep. Paulsen (R-MN) Re: The Family Health Care Flexibility Act (HR 1248) Sep. 24, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Support Letter to Sen. Johanns(R-NE) Re: The Family Health Care Flexibility Act (S 610) Sep. 24, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Support Letter to Rep. Gosar (R-AZ) Re: The Dental Insurance Fairness Act (HR 1798) Sep. 24, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Support Letter to Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) Re: The Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act (S 351) Sep. 10, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Support Letter to Rep. Gosar (R-AZ) Re: The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act (HR 911) Sep. 10, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Support Letter to Sen. Hatch (R-UT) Re: The Medical Device Access and Innovation Protection Act (S 232) Sep. 10, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Support Letter to Rep. Paulsen (R-MN) Re: The Protect Medical Innovation Act (HR 523) Sep. 10, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Support Letter to Rep. Petri (R-WI) Re: The ExCEL Act (HR 1716) Sep. 10, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Support Letter to Rep. Roe (R-TN) Re: The Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act (HR 351) Sep. 10, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to CMS Re: Potential Release of Medicare Physician Data Sep. 09, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Comment Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee Re: Opposition to the Protect Patient Access to Quality Health Professionals Act (HR 2817) Sep. 09, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to NCOIL Re: Proposed Best Practices to Address Opioid Abuse, Misuse and Diversion Sep. 09, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, States Dental Practice Acts Aug. 30, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition letter to Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Janice Hahn (D-CA) Re: Support for the Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Act (HR 2130) Jul. 15, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to US Department of Labor Re: Education and Training Ranking of Dental Laboratory Technicians Jul. 15, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to Senate Finance Committee Re: Repeal of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Formula and Identification of New Medicare Payment Arrangements Jul. 15, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, ACA Marketplaces Summary Jul. 01, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to the FDA Re: OMS Pain Management Education and Prescribing Habits May. 09, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to Congress Re: Elimination of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) Apr. 29, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to House Appropriations Committee Re: Dental Language in FY 2014 Health Appropriations Apr. 24, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition letter to Senate Members Re: the Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act (S 466) Apr. 24, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition letter to House Members Re: the Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act (HR 963) Apr. 24, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to House Ways & Means Committee Leaders Re: Changes to the US Tax Code Apr. 12, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to the FDA Re: Drug Shortages Task Force and Strategic Plan Apr. 01, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to House Committee Leaders Re: Framework for SGR Repeal and Payment Reform Apr. 01, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) Re: Tax-exempt Status of Associations Apr. 01, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) Re: Tax-exempt Status of Associations Apr. 01, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) Re: Tax-exempt Status of Associations Apr. 01, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to Congress Re: Funding Cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Feb. 11, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to the FDA Re: Experience with the Custom Device Exemption Jan. 21, 2013
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to Congressional Leaders Re: Fiscal and Medicare Issues Dec. 18, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN) Re: Electronic Health Records Improvement Act (H.R. 6598) Dec. 18, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to House Committee on Agriculture Re: Support for the Nutrition Education Provisions in the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2012 (HR 6083) Dec. 18, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to House Leadership Re: Repeal of Medical Device Excise Tax Nov. 14, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to Senate Leadership Re: Repeal of Medical Device Excise Tax Nov. 14, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS & ADA Joint Statement to FDA Re: Impact of Rescheduling Hydrocodone-containing Combination Drug Products Oct. 17, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to House Appropriations Committee Re: Fiscal Concerns about Provisions for the National Institutes of Health Oct. 01, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to IRS Re: Provider Perspective on Health Flexible Spending Arrangements Aug. 21, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to Congress Re: Concerns that Budget Sequestration Will Have a Significant Adverse Impact on Dental Programs Aug. 15, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to Department of HHS Re: Update to the Surgeon General's 1988 Report on Nutrition and Health and the 2000 Report on Oral Health in America Jul. 23, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Re: Dental Perspective on the Clinical Development and Use of Sedation Products in Adult and Pediatric Age Groups Jul. 10, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, AAOMS Comment Letter to Senate Finance Committee Re: Effective Solutions to Improve Federal Efforts to Combat Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid Programs Jun. 29, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to US House of Representatives Re: Opposition to Amendment Included in the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3187) that Would Reclassify Hydrocodone-containing Combination Products as Schedule II Jun. 22, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate HELP Committee Re: Retaining the Dental Provisions in the Dental Emergency Responder Act of 2011 (HR 570), in Conference Markup of PAHPA Reauthorization Jun. 21, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of House Energy & Commerce Committee Re: Retaining the Dental Provisions in the Dental Emergency Responder Act of 2011 (HR 570), in Conference Markup of PAHPA Reauthorization Jun. 21, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of House Energy & Commerce Committee Re: Incorporation of Dental-Specific Drug Shortage Prevention Preferences in Final Version of Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) Jun. 15, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate HELP Committee Re: Incorporation of Dental-Specific Drug Shortage Prevention Preferences in Final Version of Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) Jun. 15, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Video: Congressman Erik Paulsen (R-MN) Asks Dentistry-Related Question to Panel During House Ways & Means Committee Hearing on Flexible Spending Accounts (1 hr. 14 min. into recording) May. 29, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Re: Proposed Rule on Medical Device Excise Tax May. 11, 2012
Government & Advocacy News, Coalition Thank You Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of Senate HELP Committee Re: Incorporation of Drug Shortage Prevention Language in the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) May. 04, 2012