LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Monday, August 12

Veterans’ Affairs: OIG Report Finds VA Unfairly Denied Claims for Emergency Care Totaling at Least $53.3 Million in 2017

Tuesday, August 13

Healthcare: House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal Statement on GAO Report Concerning Role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers in the Medicare Part D Program

Wednesday, August 14

Healthcare: House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings and Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders Seek Answers on Drug Companies’ Apparent Obstruction of Congressional Investigation into Generic Drug Price Increases

Friday, August 16

Healthcare: Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member Jon Tester Helps Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Expand Health Care Access for Urban Native American Veterans


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, August 12

HHS: Senior Advisor for Drug Pricing and Reform John O’Brien to Depart HHS; Principal Deputy Director of the Center for Medicare John Brooks to Expand Role.

Wednesday, August 14

HRSA:  Health Resources and Services Administration Releases Notices of Funding Opportunity for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program for Ending the HIV Epidemic

CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Release Proposed Rule Updating the Physician Fee Schedule and Part B Payment Policies

Thursday, August 15

CMS: CMS to Mandate Quality Star Ratings for Affordable Care Act Exchange Plans

HRSA: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Data Collection Project

Friday, August 16

CMS: CMS Releases Inpatient and Long-Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Final Rule


UPCOMING EVENTS

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National Advisory Council on Aging

September 10-11, 2019 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center Building (NSC), North Bethesda, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 28052

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Meeting: Center for Scientific Review

September 23, 2019 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892

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Meeting: Board of Scientific Counselors, NIDDK

October 10-11, 2019 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

National Institutes of Health, Building 10, Solarium Conference Room 9S233, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892