Week in Brief

340B: Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on 340B Program; Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Issues Statement; Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) Issues a Statement.


WHITE HOUSE UPDATE

Global Health: White House Releases Report on Global Health Security Agenda.

Children’s Health: Karen Pence, Wife of Vice President Mike Pence, Shares Blog Post Regarding Visit to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

March 12, 2018

Hospital Accreditation: House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leaders Send Letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Regarding Hospital Safety and Accreditation.

Affordable Care Act (ACA): Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Shares Report on Health Insurance Premiums Under Proposed Legislation.

March 13, 2018

MIECHV: Senate Finance Committee Celebrates Reauthorization of Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) with Actress Jennifer Garner.

Opioids: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Announces Hearing on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Role in Combatting the Opioid Crisis.

March 14, 2018

Opioids: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Announces Two-Day Hearing on Public Health and Prevention Efforts Targeting Opioids.

HHS: Senate HELP Committee Democrats Call on Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to Fire Scott Lloyd, Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

March 15, 2018 

Regulatory Relief: House Ways and Means Committee Republicans Hold Roundtable on Medicare Regulatory Relief.

Medicare Advantage: House Ways and Means Committee Health Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) and House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) Issue Statements on Medicare Advantage CY 2019 Draft Call Letter.

Nicotine: Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) Issues Statement Regarding a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Nicotine In Cigarettes.

March 16, 2018

Medicaid Data: Senate Finance Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee Leaders Send Letter to CMS Regarding the Transformed Medicaid Statistical Information System (T-MSIS).


REGULATORY UPDATE

Department of Health and Human Services

March 14, 2018

Psychology: HRSA Requests Public Comment on Its Proposed Changes to the Graduate Psychology Education Program.


UPCOMING HEARINGS

Senate Finance Committee
HHS Nominations hearing
· March 20, 2018|10:00a.m.
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Role in Combating the Opioid Epidemic
· March 20, 2018|10:00a.m.
2322 Rayburn House Office Building

House Energy & Commerce Committee
Combating the Opioid Crisis: Prevention and Public Health Solutions
· March 21, 2018|9:00a.m.
2123 Rayburn House Office Building

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
Improper Payments in State-Administered Programs: Medicaid
· March 21, 2018|10:00 1.m.
2154 Rayburn House Office Building

House Ways and Means Committee
Hearing on Implementation of MACRA’s Physician Payment Policies
· March 21, 2018|2:00 p.m.
1100 Longworth House Office Building

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee
Partnering, Payment, and Provider Access: VA Community Care in North Carolina
· March 23, 2018|10:00a.m.
334 Cannon House Office Building


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