Week in Brief

FY 2019 Budget: President Trump Releases FY 2019 Proposed Budget.

Budget Bill: On Friday, February 9, President Donald Trump Signs Comprehensive Two-Year Budget Agreement, Short Term Spending Bill, Into Law.


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

February 6, 2018

Opioid Crisis:  The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Holds a Hearing Titled, “Removing Barriers to Prevent and Treat Opioid Abuse and Dependence in Medicare.”  Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) Issues an Opening Statement.

February 8, 2018

Opioid Crisis:  The Senate HELP Committee Holds a Hearing Entitled, “The Opioid Crisis: Impact on Children and Families.”  Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) Issue Opening Statements.


REGULATORY UPDATE

Department of Health and Human Services

February 7, 2018

Guidance for Pregnant mothers with Opioid Use Disorder: SAMHSA Releases the Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants.

Government Accountability Office

February 5, 2018

Medicaid Assisted Living Services: GAO Releases a Report Titled, Medicaid Assisted Living Services: Improved Federal Oversight of Beneficiary Health and Welfare is Needed.

February 8, 2018

Mental Illness & Medicare: GAO Publishes Reports:

Federal Law Enforcement: DHS and DOJ Are Working to Enhance Responses to Incidents Involving Individuals with Mental Illness.

Medicare Fee-for-Service: Modernizing Cost-Sharing Design Would Involve Trade-Offs, the Results of Which Would Depend on Time Horizon.


UPCOMING EVENTS

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Examining the Impact of Health Care Consolidation
• February 14, 2018|10:00a.m.
2322 RHOB

House Ways and Means Committee
Hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services’ Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request
• February 14, 2018|10:00a.m.
1100 LHOB

Senate Committee on Finance
The President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget
• February 15, 2018|9:00a.m.

House Energy and Commerce Committee
Oversight of the Department of Health and Human Services
• February 15, 2018|12:30p.m.
2123 RHOB


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