WHITE HOUSE UPDATE

Monday, August 19

Planned Parenthood Refuses Federal Funds Over Abortion Restrictions and Withdraws from Title X Program

Wednesday, August 21

Trump Administration Appeals Decision Blocking Drug Pricing Disclosure Rule


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Congress is in recess until September 9, 2019.


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, August 19

HHS: The Food and Drug Administration Requests Public Comment on “Dear Health Care Provider Letters: Improving Communication of Important Safety Information.”

CMS: Plans Announced to Update the Quality Measurement Methodology of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings

Tuesday, August 20

SAMHSA: Annual Mental Health Substance Use Data Provides Roadmap for Future Action

CMS: Utah Cannot Cap Medicaid Expansion Enrollment While Receiving Funds Under the Affordable Care Act

Thursday, August 22

HHS: Proposed 42 CFR Part 2 Reforms to Increase Coordinated Care, Reduce Provider Burden, and Improve Substance Use Disorder Treatment


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