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June 2016
Senate Bill Would Increase Funding for Antibiotic Resistance, But Impose Cuts Elsewhere
The Senate committee that oversees federal spending has approved a bill for health programs that would bring good news and bad news for ID. 
The committee recommended a Fiscal Year 2017 increase of $2 billion (+6.2% over FY 2016) for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a decrease of $118 million (-1.6% from FY 2016) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 
The committee recommended a slight increase of $43 million for antimicrobial resistance programs, which is a positive development for implementation of the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, building on a $380 million increase provided last year and bringing the total federal expenditure in this area to nearly $1 billion. 
The bill largely flat funds programs in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention as well as in the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. However, the bill recommends cuts to CDC sexually transmitted infections programs as well as tuberculosis efforts of 3.2% and 3.5% respectively. 
The committee’s bill also included a provision, supported by the advocacy of nearly 500 IDSA members, which would examine the evaluation and management billing codes used to reimburse physicians through Medicare to make certain that proper value is assigned. 
The House of Representatives is expected to produce its version of a health spending bill before the chamber recesses for the summer in mid-July. IDSA will continue its advocacy in the House to secure robust funding for infectious diseases programs.

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