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AAOMS Comment Letter to CMS Re: Interpretive Guidance on Provider Non-discrimination

June 10th, 2014

AAOMS Comment Letter to the FDA Re: Innovative Disposal Systems, Technologies or Designs to Prevent or Deter Misuse and Abuse of Opioid Analgesics

June 10th, 2014

Coalition Comment Letter to DEA Re: The Reclassification of Hydrocodone-containing Combination Drug

April 8th, 2014

Coalition Comment Letter to HHS Re: The Reclassification of Hydrocodone-containing Combination Drug

March 19th, 2014

Coalition Comment Letter to the Bureau of Health Professions Re: Update to the NPDB Guidebook

February 14th, 2014

Joint Comment Letter to the FDA Re: Proposed Rule to Require Prior Notification of by Manufacturers of a Drug Shortage

January 24th, 2014

Coalition Comment Letter to Leaders of Labor, HHS, and Ed. Committee Re: Prevention of Funding for Alternative Dental Provider Demonstration Projects

December 18th, 2013

Coalition Comment Letter to CMS Re: the Approach to Hospital Equipment Maintenance as a Condition of Participation

November 26th, 2013

AAOMS Comment Letter to Congressional Committee Leaders Re: Medicare Physician Payment Reform

November 13th, 2013

Support Letter to Rep. Gosar (R-AZ) Re: The Dental Insurance Fairness Act (HR 1798)

September 24th, 2013

Support Letter to Sen. Johanns(R-NE) Re: The Family Health Care Flexibility Act (S 610)

September 24th, 2013

Support Letter to Rep. Paulsen (R-MN) Re: The Family Health Care Flexibility Act (HR 1248)

September 24th, 2013

Support Letter to Rep. Roe (R-TN) Re: The Protecting Seniors’ Access to Medicare Act (HR 351)

September 10th, 2013

Support Letter to Rep. Petri (R-WI) Re: The ExCEL Act (HR 1716)

September 10th, 2013

Support Letter to Rep. Paulsen (R-MN) Re: The Protect Medical Innovation Act (HR 523)

September 10th, 2013

Support Letter to Sen. Hatch (R-UT) Re: The Medical Device Access and Innovation Protection Act (S 232)

September 10th, 2013

Support Letter to Rep. Gosar (R-AZ) Re: The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act (HR 911)

September 10th, 2013

Support Letter to Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) Re: The Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act (S 351)

September 10th, 2013

AAOMS Comment Letter to NCOIL Re: Proposed Best Practices to Address Opioid Abuse, Misuse and Diversion

September 9th, 2013

Coalition Comment Letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee Re: Opposition to the Protect Patient Access to Quality Health Professionals Act (HR 2817)

September 9th, 2013

AAOMS Comment Letter to CMS Re: Potential Release of Medicare Physician Data

September 9th, 2013

AAOMS Comment Letter to Senate Finance Committee Re: Repeal of the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Formula and Identification of New Medicare Payment Arrangements

July 15th, 2013

Coalition Letter to US Department of Labor Re: Education and Training Ranking of Dental Laboratory Technicians

July 15th, 2013

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)

July 15th, 2013

AAOMS Comment Letter to the FDA Re: OMS Pain Management Education and Prescribing Habits

May 9th, 2013

Coalition Letter to Congress Re: Elimination of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)

April 29th, 2013

Coalition letter to House Members Re: the Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act (HR 963)

April 24th, 2013

Coalition letter to Senate Members Re: the Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act (S 466)

April 24th, 2013

Coalition Letter to House Appropriations Committee Re: Dental Language in FY 2014 Health Appropriations

April 24th, 2013

AAOMS Comment Letter to House Ways & Means Committee Leaders Re: Changes to the US Tax Code

April 12th, 2013

AAOMS Comment Letter to Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) Re: Tax-exempt Status of Associations

April 1st, 2013

AAOMS Comment Letter to Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) Re: Tax-exempt Status of Associations

April 1st, 2013

AAOMS Comment Letter to Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) Re: Tax-exempt Status of Associations

April 1st, 2013

AAOMS Comment Letter to House Committee Leaders Re: Framework for SGR Repeal and Payment Reform

April 1st, 2013

AAOMS Comment Letter to the FDA Re: Drug Shortages Task Force and Strategic Plan

April 1st, 2013

Coalition Letter to Congress Re: Funding Cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

February 11th, 2013

AAOMS Comment Letter to the FDA Re: Experience with the Custom Device Exemption

January 21st, 2013

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)

December 18th, 2012

Coalition Letter to Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN) Re: Electronic Health Records Improvement Act (H.R. 6598)

December 18th, 2012

AAOMS Comment Letter to Congressional Leaders Re: Fiscal and Medicare Issues

December 18th, 2012

Coalition Letter to Senate Leadership Re: Repeal of Medical Device Excise Tax

November 14th, 2012

Coalition Letter to House Leadership Re: Repeal of Medical Device Excise Tax

November 14th, 2012

AAOMS & ADA Joint Statement to FDA Re: Impact of Rescheduling Hydrocodone-containing Combination Drug Products

October 17th, 2012

Coalition Letter to House Appropriations Committee Re: Fiscal Concerns about Provisions for the National Institutes of Health

October 1st, 2012

Coalition Letter to IRS Re: Provider Perspective on Health Flexible Spending Arrangements

August 21st, 2012

Coalition Letter to Congress Re: Concerns that Budget Sequestration Will Have a Significant Adverse Impact on Dental Programs

August 15th, 2012

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

July 23rd, 2012

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

July 10th, 2012

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

June 29th, 2012

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

June 22nd, 2012

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

June 22nd, 2012

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

June 21st, 2012

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

June 21st, 2012

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)

June 15th, 2012

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)

June 15th, 2012

Letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Re: Proposed Rule on Medical Device Excise Tax

May 11th, 2012

Coalition Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of House Energy & Commerce Committee Re: Incorporation of Dental-Specific Drug Shortage Prevention Language in the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA)

May 4th, 2012

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 4th, 2012

AAOMS Comment Letter to Chairman and Ranking Member of House Energy & Commerce Committee Re: Incorporation of Drug Shortage Prevention Language in the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA)

April 17th, 2012

AAOMS Comment 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)

April 17th, 2012

Coalition Letter to House of Representatives Re: Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act (S. 1878)

April 2nd, 2012

Coalition Letter to House of Representatives Re: Coordination of Pro Bono Medically Recommended Dental Care Act (H.R. 4091)

April 2nd, 2012

AAOMS Comment Letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members of House and Senate Appropriations Committees Re: Support for the largest possible 302(b) allocation to the FY 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcom

March 19th, 2012

AAOMS Comment Letter to Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) Re: Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act (H.R. 2104)

February 29th, 2012

Dental Coalition Letter to Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight Re: Dec. 16, 2011 Essential Health Benefits Bulletin

February 2nd, 2012

Dental Coalition Letters to Chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees Re: Repeal of the McCarran-Ferguson Act's exemption of health insurance companies from federal antitrust laws

January 25th, 2012

AAOMS Comment Letter to CMS Re: Request for Comments on Proposed Rule; To Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction

December 6th, 2011

AAOMS Comment Letter to the FDA Re: Request for Comments on Public Workshop; Approaches to Addressing Drug Shortages

November 21st, 2011

Dental Coalition Letter to Secretary Sebelius and Director Frieden Re: Objections to Elimination of the Division of Oral Health (DOH) at the CDC

November 15th, 2011

Coalition Letter to CMS Re: Proposed Rule, ACA; Establishment of Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans

November 15th, 2011

Coalition Letter to Reps. Reichert and Pascrell Re: Medicare Oral Health Rehabilitative Enhancement Act (H.R. 2863)

October 19th, 2011

AAOMS Comment Letter to Deficit Reduction Committee Re: Medicare Oral Health Rehabilitative Enhancement Act (H.R. 2863)

October 19th, 2011

Health Care Coalition Letter to Rep. Adams Re: Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Jobs Preservation Act of 2011 (H. R. 1639)

September 12th, 2011

Dental Coalition Letter to Sen. Klobuchar and Rep. DeGette Re: Preserving Access to Life-Saving Medications Act

August 16th, 2011

AAOMS Support Letter to Senator Hutchison Re: Patients’ Freedom to Choose Act (S. 312)

July 14th, 2011

AAOMS Support Letter to Congressman Paulsen Re: Patients’ Freedom to Choose Act (H.R. 605)

July 14th, 2011

AAOMS Comment Letter to Congressman Sessions Re: Health Care Safety Net Enhancement Act of 2011 (H.R. 157)

July 14th, 2011

AAOMS Support Letter to Senator Klobuchar Re: Preserving Access to Life-Saving Medications Act (S. 296)

July 14th, 2011

AAOMS Support Letter to Senator Murkowski Re: Medicare Patient Empowerment Act (S. 1042)

July 14th, 2011

AAOMS Support Letter to Congressman Price Re: Medicare Patient Empowerment Act (H.R. 1700)

July 14th, 2011

AAOMS Comment Letter to Congressman Sullivan Re: Healthcare Truth and Transparency Act (H.R. 451)

July 14th, 2011

AAOMS Support Letter to Congressman Gosar Re: Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2011 (H.R. 1150)

July 14th, 2011

AAOMS Comments to Subcommittee on Crime & Terrorism Re: Hearing on Enhancing Prescription Monitoring Programs' Ability to Impede the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

June 13th, 2011

AAOMS Support Letter to Senator Rockefeller Re: Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2011 (S. 507)

June 13th, 2011

AAOMS Support Letter to Congresswoman Bono Mack Re: Stop Oxy Abuse Act of 2011 (H.R. 1316)

June 13th, 2011

AAOMS Support Letter to Congressman Price RE: Medical Practice Freedom Act of 2011 (H.R. 969)

April 28th, 2011

Comment Letter to IRS RE: Excise Tax on Medical Devices

April 28th, 2011

Dental Emergency Responder Act (H.R. 570) Support Letter

March 5th, 2011

Support Letter for HEALTH Act of 2011

February 17th, 2011

Coalition Letter Re: Support for Legislation to Repeal FSA Contribution Caps

December 13th, 2010

ASAE Coalition Letter in Support of 1099 Tax Form Requirement Repeal

December 2nd, 2010

ODC Coalition Letter to Senator Johanns RE: Introduction of Sen. Amdt. 4702 to the Food Safety Bill, to Repeal 1099 Reporting Requirements

December 2nd, 2010

Dental Coalition Letters to Chairmen of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees Re: Repeal of the McCarran-Ferguson Act's exemption of health insurance companies from federal antitrust laws

December 2nd, 2010

Health Care Coalition Letter on Red Flags Rule

November 19th, 2010

AAOMS Letter to Rep. Cantor RE: H. Res. 1418

October 13th, 2010

AAOMS Letter to Rep. Ross RE: H. Res. 1603

October 13th, 2010

ODC Letter to HHS RE: Preventative Services Coverage Under PPACA

October 13th, 2010

AAOMS Letter to Reid and Pelosi RE: Preservation of Federal Funding of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

October 13th, 2010

AAOMS Letter to Rep. Sullivan RE: Healthcare Truth and Transparency Act (H.R. 5295)

June 25th, 2010

AAOMS Signs Coalition Letter Supporting the Dental Emergency Responder Act

February 27th, 2009