LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Monday, April 6

Coronavirus: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal Call on U.S. International Trade Commission to Identify Imported Goods Related to Coronavirus Response

Coronavirus Relief: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Urges Inspector General for Tax Administration to Educate Public on CARES Act Scams

Senior Care: Senate Aging Committee Ranking Member Bob Casey and Sen. Pat Toomey Press CMS on Plans to Protect Seniors in Underperforming Nursing Homes from Coronavirus

Tuesday, April 7

Medical Supplies: House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Bennie G. Thompson and Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Carolyn Maloney Inquire about FEMA’s Efforts to Acquire and Distribute Personal Protective Equipment

  • House Subcommittee on National Security Chairman Stephen Lynch Requests Information about Ventilators and PPE For Defense Department Personnel

Maternal Health: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray Releases GAO Report Highlighting Need to Address Maternal Mortality Crisis

Senior Care: Congressional Lawmakers Seek Review of Psychotropic Prescription Use in Nursing Homes

Wednesday, April 8

Coronavirus Testing: Top Health Committee Senators Push Free COVID-19 Antibodies Test for Everyone

Price Gouging: House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce Chair Jan Schakowsky and Democratic Leaders Introduce Bill to Protect Americans from Price Gouging During Coronavirus Pandemic

Medical Supplies: House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman Carolyn Maloney Releases HHS Document Detailing Inadequate Distribution of Personal Protective Equipment and Critical Medical Supplies to States

Thursday, April 9

Coronavirus Testing: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. Criticizes Trump Administration’s Decision to End Support for Community-Based Testing Sites

Women’s Health: Democratic Lawmakers Push for Supreme Court to Protect Women’s Birth Control Coverage against Trump Administration Rule

Medical Supplies: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith, and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson Urge President to Coordinate Production and Acquisition of COVID-19 Response Supplies

Friday, April 10

Coronavirus: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Questions World Health Organization Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Veteran Affairs: Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Jon Tester Urges VA to Implement CARES Act Provisions Quickly and Efficiently to Protect Veterans

  • House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Mark Takano and Subcommittee on Technology Modernization Chair Susie Lee Statement on VA’s Electronic Health Record Project Delay

REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, April 6

HHS: Department of Health & Human Services Announces Upcoming CDC Funding Action to Provide $186 Million for Coronavirus Response

  • Health & Human Services Supports State, Territorial and Tribal Public Health Labs with COVID-19 Rapid Point-of-Care Test

Tuesday, April 7

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Delivers $34 Billion for Providers with the Accelerated/Advance Payment Program for Medicare Providers

Wednesday, April 8

HHS: Department of Health & Human Services to Provide Millions of TYVEK Protective Suits for U.S. Healthcare Workers

  • Health & Human Services Awards $1.3 Billion to Health Centers in Historic U.S. Response to COVID-19

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Issues New Infection Control Guidance Based on CDC Guidelines to Protect Patients and Healthcare Workers from COVID-19

HHS: Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Assistant Secretary for Health Brett P. Giroir, M.D. Statements on Authorizing Licensed Pharmacists to Order and Administer COVID-19 Tests

  • Health & Human Services Announces Expansion of Indian Health Service Telehealth Services During COVID-19 Response

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Warns Seller Marketing Dangerous Chlorine Dioxide Products Claiming to Treat or Prevent COVID-19

  • Food and Drug Administration Issues Guidance To Health Care Providers and Investigators on Study and Administration of Convalescent Plasma To Patients Seriously Ill with COVID-19

HHS: Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights Reaches Early Case Resolution with Alabama after It Removes Discriminatory Ventilator Triaging Guidelines

Thursday, April 9

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Suspend Rules to Ensure U.S. Healthcare Facilities Can Maximize Frontline Workforces to Confront COVID-19 Crisis

NIH: National Institutes of Health Begins Clinical Trial of Hydroxychloroquine as a Potential Therapy for COVID-19

HHS: Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights Announces Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Community-Based Testing Sites during Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, April 10

NIH: National Institutes of Health Begins Study to Quantify Undetected Cases of Coronavirus Infection

HHS: Health & Human Services Issues Guidance on Human Subjects Research During Coronavirus Pandemic

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Blood Purification Device to Treat COVID-19

  • Food and Drug Administration Issues Second Emergency Use Authorization to Decontaminate N95 Respirators

UPCOMING EVENTS

FDA

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

April 23, 2020 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

April 24, 2020 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

10903 New Hampshire Ave., Building 31

Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503)

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

 

VA

Veterans Health Research

April 29, 2020 11:00 AM

Teleconference access — 800-767-1750, passcode: 94273#

RSVP required

 

HHS/ CDC

Opioid Addiction Prevention and Pain Management

April 30, 2020 12:30 PM

Web Conference

Dial-in at 800-369-3110; Participant Code, 7563795

 

NIH

National Cancer Institute Program and Legislative Updates

May 11, 2020 9:30 AM

Building 40, Room 1201/1203

40 Convent Drive

Bethesda, MD 20814

 

NIH

National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Advisory Council

May 12, 2020 8:30 AM — 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Porter Neuroscience Research Center

Building 35A, Conference Room 610-640

35 Convent Drive

Bethesda, MD 20892

 

CDC

Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women

May 13, 2020 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Web conference access — https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/rwa641n3jrry/

Teleconference access — 1-888-606-5944, passcode: 8340472

 

NIH

National Institute of Mental Health Programs Review

May 19, 2020 9:00 AM

Neuroscience Center, Conference Rooms C/D/E

6001 Executive Boulevard

Rockville, MD 20852

 

NIH

National Institute on Aging Programs Review

May 27, 2020 8:00 AM

Natcher Building, Conference Rooms E1 & E2

45 Center Drive

Bethesda, MD 20894

 

NIH

NIH Deafness Disorder and Communication Programs Review

May 29, 2020 10:00 AM

Porter Neuroscience Research Center

35 Convent Drive, Building 35A, Room 620

Bethesda, MD 20892

 

HHS/ NIH

Action Plan for the Muscular Dystrophies

June 8, 2020 1:00 PM

NIH Neuroscience Center

6001 Executive Boulevard

Bethesda, MD 20892

Livestream access —https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1c2d0bed65aa419911386eaa2ea2bb42

Registration —

https://meetings.ninds.nih.gov/Home/Registration/26698

 

HHS

Physician Payment Models

June 22, 2020 9:00 AM

200 Independence Ave SW, Great Hall

Washington, DC 20515