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WHITE HOUSE UPDATE

Monday, March 23

Coronavirus: President Trump Signs $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

  • (See our memo detailing the health care provisions in the CARES Act here)

Medical Supplies: President Issues Executive Order to Prevent Hoarding of Health and Medical Resources during COVID-19 Crisis


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Tuesday, March 24

Public Health: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Urges More Information Sharing Between Intelligence Agencies and Health and Human Services Office of National Security to Strengthen Governmental Response during Health Emergencies

Wednesday, March 25

Coronavirus: House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Chairman Raja Krishnamoorthi and Oversight Committee Member Katie Porter Seek Information from Companies Selling Unauthorized At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

Veteran Affairs: Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jerry Moran Statement on Provisions in Phase III Coronavirus Relief Package

Medical Supplies: Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Ranking Member Jon Tester Pushes to Activate VA’s Fourth Mission to Release Hundreds of Thousands of Medical Supplies to U.S. Hospitals

Seniors: Senate Special Committee on Aging Ranking Member Bob Casey Announces $250 Million in Funding to Help Feed Seniors during Coronavirus Crisis

Thursday, March 26

Coronavirus: Senate Special Committee on Aging Ranking Member Bob Casey Warns Consumers of New Coronavirus Scams

Accessibility: Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jerry Moran and Special Committee on Aging Ranking Member Bob Casey Applaud Senate Passage of VA Website Accessibility Act

Friday, March 27

Medical Supplies: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray and Democratic Senators Press Trump Administration on Failure to Supply States with Medical Supplies


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, March 23

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Implements New Regulatory Pathway for Insulin and Other Biologic Drugs to Increase Competition and Patient Access to Treatments

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Approves Medicaid Section 1135 Waivers for 11 Additional States in Response to COVID-19

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announces New Targeted Plan for Healthcare Facility Inspections amid COVID-19 Outbreak

NIH: NIH’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Developing a COVID-19 Virtual Safety Training Initiative for Frontline Responders

Tuesday, March 24

HHS: Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Provides $100 Million to Help U.S. Healthcare Systems Prepare for COVID-19 Patients

  • Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights Issues Guidance to Ensure First Responders and Others Receive Protected Health Information about Individuals Exposed to COVID-19

HRSA: Health Resources and Services Administration Awards $100 Million to HRSA-funded Health Centers for COVID-19 Response

Wednesday, March 25

HHS: Secretary Azar Statement on Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act

Friday, March 27

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Issues Emergency Use Authorization to Increase U.S. Supply of Ventilators and Respirators for Health Care Workers and Patients

Saturday, March 28

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Expands Advance Payment Program for Faster Medicare Payments during Coronavirus Crisis

Sunday, March 29

CMS: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Requests COVID-19 Testing Data from Hospital In-House Labs

UPCOMING EVENTS

HRSA/ HHS

Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation

April 7, 2020 8:00 AM

Webinar and conference call

https://www.organdonor.gov/​about-dot/​acot/​meetings.html

 

FDA

Scientific and Ethical Considerations for the Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Trials

April 16, 2020 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

National Press Club Main Ballroom

529 14th St. NW

Washington, DC 20045

 

FDA

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

April 23, 2020 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

April 24, 2020 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

10903 New Hampshire Ave., Building 31

Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503)

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

 

HHS/ CDC

Opioid Addiction Prevention and Pain Management

April 30, 2020 12:30 PM

Web Conference

Dial-in at 800-369-3110; Participant Code, 7563795

 

NIH

National Cancer Institute Program and Legislative Updates

May 11, 2020 9:30 AM

Building 40, Room 1201/1203

40 Convent Drive

Bethesda, MD 20814

 

NIH

National Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Advisory Council

May 12, 2020 8:30 AM — 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Porter Neuroscience Research Center

Building 35A, Conference Room 610-640

35 Convent Drive

Bethesda, MD 20892

 

CDC

Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women

May 13, 2020 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Web conference access — https://adobeconnect.cdc.gov/rwa641n3jrry/

Teleconference access — 1-888-606-5944, passcode: 8340472

 

NIH

National Institute of Mental Health Programs Review

May 19, 2020 9:00 AM

Neuroscience Center, Conference Rooms C/D/E

6001 Executive Boulevard

Rockville, MD 20852

 

NIH

National Institute on Aging Programs Review

May 27, 2020 8:00 AM

Natcher Building, Conference Rooms E1 & E2

45 Center Drive

Bethesda, MD 20894

 

NIH

NIH Deafness Disorder and Communication Programs Review

May 29, 2020 10:00 AM

Porter Neuroscience Research Center

35 Convent Drive, Building 35A, Room 620

Bethesda, MD 20892

 

HHS

Physician Payment Models

June 22, 2020 9:00 AM

200 Independence Ave SW, Great Hall

Washington, DC 20515