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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Monday, June 15

Medicare: Bicameral Democratic Health Committee Leaders Write to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma to Reassert Request for Special Enrollment Period (SEP) to Help Uninsured and Underinsured

Tuesday, June 16

Medicare: Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. Writes to CMS Administrator Seema Verma Urging Agency to Release Medicare Date on COVID-19 Outcomes Based on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

Wednesday, June 17

Drug Pricing: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senator Dick Durbin Release Statement on Appeals Court Striking Down HHS Policy to Require Disclosure of Prescription Drug Prices in TV Ads

Thursday, June 18

Nursing Homes: Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro Press HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Trump Administration’s Disbursement of Nursing Home Oversight Funds

Friday, June 19

Coronavirus: House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Chairman James E. Clyburn, and Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Chairman Raja Krishnamoorth Send Letter to FDA Requesting Staff Briefing on Development and Deployment of Eventual Coronavirus Vaccine


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, June 15

HHS: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Expands Access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) HIV Prevention Medications by Adding Donated Dispensing Services from Albertsons Companies and Walmart to Ready, Set, PrEP Program

Wednesday, June 17

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services  Releases Proposed Rule on Value-Based Purchasing for Drugs Covered in Medicaid

Thursday, June 18

HHS: Health Resources and Services Administration Announces Awards Totaling $107.2 Million to Increase Health Workforce in Rural and Undeserved Communities


EVENTS

Education and Labor Committee

“Inequities Exposed: How COVID-19 Widened Racial Inequities in Education, Health, and the Workforce.”

June 22, 2020 12:00 PM

Via Webex

 

Energy and Commerce Committee

“Oversight of the Trump Administration’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic”

June 23, 2020 11:00 AM

John D. Dingell Room, 2123 Rayburn House Office Building

 

Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Technology Modernization and Subcommittee on Health

VA Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Expansion and Impact

June 23, 2020, 1:00 PM House Visitors Center 210

 

House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee

“Examining the COVID-19 Nursing Home Crisis”

June 25, 2020 2:00 PM

Via Cisco Webex

 

Select Subcommittee on Coronavirus Crisis Hearing

Accountability in Crisis: GAO’s Recommendations to Improve the Federal Coronavirus Response

June 26, 2020 9:00 AM

1324 Longworth House Office Building

 

Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis

To verify a test

July 4, 2020 10:00 AM

2401 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C. 20515

 

CMS

Medicare Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests

July 29, 2020 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

July 30, 2020 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Web and teleconference access — https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/FACA/AdvisoryPanelonClinicalDiagnosticLaboratoryTests.html