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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Monday, July 27

Coronavirus: Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby Introduces Legislation Containing $306 Billion in Emergency Appropriations Aiding Families and Businesses Suffering from COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Statement on Introduction of New Pandemic Relief Legislation
  • House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal Letter “Demanding Answers About HHS’S Change to COVID-19 Data Reporting Process”

Nursing Homes: House Ways and Means Committee Democratic Staff Release Report Exposing Evidence of Nursing Homes Abusing Antipsychotics at Alarmingly High Rates

Tuesday, July 28

Drug Pricing: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senator Martha McSally Release Opinion Piece Arguing Coronavirus Pandemic Accelerating Need to Cut Drug Prices

Coronavirus: Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden Release Statement on Republican Plan to Cut Social Security and Medicare in COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Wednesday, July 29

Drug Pricing: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senator Mike Braun Statements on Health Care Price Transparency Bill Reducing Potentially Reducing Costs and Boosting National Economic Recovery

Telehealth: Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member Jon Tester Urges Department to Strengthen Telehealth Services to Veterans in Rural Areas During COVID-19 Pandemic

Surprise Billing: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr., Ranking Member Greg Walden, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott, Ranking Member Virginia Foxx, Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray Release Statement on White House’s Call for Congress Pass Legislation to Pass Legislation Ending Practice of Surprise Medical Billing

Seniors: Ways and Means Worker and Family Support Subcommittee Chairman Danny K. Davis and Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson Introduce Fairness for Seniors and People with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act to Protect Seniors and People with Disabilities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Thursday, July 30

Telehealth: Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander Introduces Telehealth Modernization Act Legislation Making Telehealth Changes Permanent


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, July 27

NIH: Phase 3 Clinical Trial Begins to Evaluate if an Investigational Vaccine can Prevent Symptomatic Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Adults

Tuesday, July 28

HHS: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Issues New Report Highlighting Dramatic Trends in Medicare Beneficiary Telehealth Utilization During COVID-19 Pandemic

Wednesday, July 29

HHS: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Report Calls for Congressional Action to Combat Surprise Billing and Promote Price Transparency

CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announces Trump Administration Continues to Keep Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs Low for Seniors

Thursday, July 30

CDC: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Announce Provider Reimbursement Available for Counseling Patients to Self-Isolate at Time of COVID-19 Testing

Friday, July 31

HHS: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar Releases Statement on Court Victory for President Trump’s Drug-Pricing Agenda

CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Updates Three Medicare Payment Policies for Healthcare Providers – Skilled Nursing Facilities, Hospice, and Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities


EVENTS

House Committee on Oversight and Reform
“The Devastating Health Impacts of Climate Change”
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:00 AM
2154 Rayburn House Office Building

Health and Human Services Department; Health Resources and Services Administration
Meeting: Training and Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:00 AM
Teleconference

The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 08/05/20 10:00 AM EST
Workshop: “Drug Research and Development for Adults Across the Older Age Span”
Wednesday, August 5-6, 2020 10:00 AM
Virtual Workshop

Health and Human Services Department; Health Resources and Services Administration
Meeting: Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children to Receive Updates on Committee’s Evidence Review Process
Thursday, August 6-7, 2020 10:00 AM
Teleconference

Health and Human Services Department
Meeting: Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS to Discuss Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Thursday, August 6, 2020 3:00
Teleconference