EXECUTIVE UPDATE

Monday, December 9

Surprise Billing: Administration Applauds Bipartisan Efforts of House and Senate to End Surprise Medical Billing


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Tuesday, December 10

Open Enrollment: Bipartisan House Health Leaders Urge Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Open Special Enrollment Period for Beneficiaries Who Used Plan Finder to Make Enrollment Decisions

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce Holds Hearing Concerning Securing the U.S. Drug Supply Chain and the Oversight of FDA’s Foreign Inspection Program

Over the Counter: S.2740, Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation, and Reform Act of 2019, Passes Senate Without Amendment

FMLA: The Committee on Oversight and Reform Examines the Need for Comprehensive National Paid Family and Medical Leave

Health Care: The Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce Holds Legislative Hearing on Universal Health Care Coverage

Wednesday, December 11

Surprise Billing: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Ranking Member Greg Walden, and Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander Announce Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement on Legislation to Lower Health Care Costs

  • Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal and Ranking Member Kevin Brady Announce Agreement on Surprise Billing

Veterans: The Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act Unanimously Passes the House and Senate and Heads to President’s Desk

Thursday, December 12

Drug Costs: Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone Praises House Passage of H.R. 3, Lower Drug Costs Now Act

Confirmation: Secretary Azar Congratulates Stephen Hahn on His Confirmation as FDA Commissioner

HIV Health Patents: Eleven Senators and Chairwoman of the House Oversight Committee Ask Patent Office to Look into Gilead Allegations Concerning Patent on HIV Prevention Medication

Medicare: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Agrees to Provide Additional Education for Marketplace Enrollees Aging into Medicare


REGULATORY UPDATE

Tuesday, December 10

NIH: Immunotherapy Drug Improves Outcomes for Some Children with Relapsed Leukemia

GAO: Government Accountability Office Study Finds Food and Drug Administration Inspections of Foreign Facilities Fell 10 Percent from 2016 to 2018

Wednesday, December 11

CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Reports Effectuated Enrollment for Federal and State-Based Exchanges for First Half of 2019

NIH: National Institutes of Health Highlights Importance of Addressing HIV-Associated Comorbidities

Thursday, December 12

HHS: Office for Civil Rights Settles Second Case in HIPAA Right of Access Initiative


UPCOMING EVENTS

MedPAC

Public Meeting

January 16-17, 2020

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC 20004

HHS

NIH Child Health and Development

January 23, 2020 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

NICHD Offices

6710B Rockledge Drive

Bethesda, MD 20892

NIH

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

January 23, 2020 8:00 AM – 1:00PM

NICHD Offices

6710B Rockledge Drive

Bethesda, MD 20892

NIH

Health and Human Services Department; National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

January 29, 2019 8:30 AM

31 Center Drive, Building 31, C Wing, Sixth Floor, Conference Room 10

Bethesda, MD 20894

NIH

National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council

January 31, 2020 10:00 AM — 2:00 PM

National Institutes of Health, Neuroscience Center Building Room C and D

6001 Executive Boulevard

Rockville, MD 20852

NIH

National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health

February 7, 2020 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM

National Institutes of General Medical Science

Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive

Bethesda, MD 20892