LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Tuesday, June 4

Health Care: Health Subcommittee of Committee on Energy and Commerce Holds Hearing on Health Care Extenders, “Investing in America’s Health Care”

  • Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr.’s (D-NJ) Opening Remarks

Opioids: Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing Entitled, “The Countdown: Fentanyl Analogues & the Expiring Emergency Scheduling Order”  

Wednesday, June 5

Drug Pricing: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Discusses Prescription Drug Prices at Axios Health Care Event

Seniors: Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) Support Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Public Release of Underperforming Nursing Homes Report

Health Care: Representatives Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Roger Marshall (R-KS), and Ami Bera (D-CA) Introduce H.R. 3107, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019

Hearing: Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) Announce Legislative Hearing, “No More Surprises: Protecting Patients from Surprise Medical Bills,” to be Held Wednesday, June 12, at 10 AM in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building

Hearing: House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E Neal (D-MA) Announces Hearing Entitled, “Pathways to Universal Health Coverage,” on Wednesday, June 12, at 10:00 AM in Longworth House Office Building Room 1100

Thursday, June 6

Opioids: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Pressures Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Strategy to Combat Opioid Abuse

Mental Health: Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) Introduce Mental Health Parity Compliance Act of 2019 to Improve Transparency and Accountability in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services  


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, June 3

HHS: Department of Health and Human Services Announces Secretary Azar’s Chief of Staff, Peter Urbanowicz, Leaving Department in June and Replaced by Deputy Chief of Staff Brian Harrison   

FDA: Chief of Staff Lauren Silvis Steps Down and Will be Replaced by Keagan Lenihan

Wednesday, June 5

CMS: Director and Center for Clinical Standards and Quality and CMS Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kate Goodrich Gives Statement on Quality of Care in Nursing Home Facilities

Thursday, June 6

NIH: National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Experts Prioritize Research to Achieve Sustained Antiretroviral Therapy-Free Remission

CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Issues Second Request for Information on Ideas for Streamlining Regulations to Reduce Doctor’s Administrative Burden


UPCOMING EVENTS

Health Care
Hearing: Your Doctor/Pharmacist/Insurer Will See You Now:  Competitive Implications of Critical Consolidation in the Healthcare Industry
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:30 PM
Dirksen Senate Office Building 226

Health Care
Hearing: Pathways to Universal Health Coverage”
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 10:00 AM
Longworth House Office Building Room 1100

NIH
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

NIH
Meeting: Center for Scientific Review
September 23, 2019 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892

NIH
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

NIH
Meeting: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
June 23-25, 2019 6:00 PM – 12:00 PM
Residence Inn Bethesda, 7335 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

CMS
Meeting: Medicare Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests
June 24, 2019 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Main auditorium of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Central Building, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850