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WHITE HOUSE UPDATE

Tuesday, May 26

Drug Pricing: President Trump and Administration Announce Plans to Reduce the Cost of Insulin and Improve Healthcare for Seniors

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Tuesday, May 26

Drug Pricing: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Commends President Trump’s Announcement of Medicare Part D Initiative to Lower Out-of-Pocket Insulin Expenses for Seniors

Thursday, May 28

Drug Pricing: Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman Susan Collins Praises CMS Announcement to Cap Medicare Beneficiaries’ Insulin Co-Pay at $35 Per Month

Mental Health: Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden Seeks Inspector General Investigation into Mental Health Services Contracts Among Insurance Companies

Veterans Affairs: House of Representatives Passes Three Bipartisan Bills to Increase Disability Compensation Rates, Improve Access to Medical Care, and Modify Pay Structure for Veterans


REGULATORY UPDATE

Wednesday, May 27

FDA: U.S. Food and Drug Administration Provides SARS-CoV-2 Reference Panel to Aid Development and Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests that Detect Infection

Thursday, May 28

HHS: Department of Health and Human Services Awards $15 Million to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic in Rural Tribal Communities


UPCOMING EVENTS

HHS/ NIH

Action Plan for the Muscular Dystrophies

June 8, 2020 1:00 PM

NIH Neuroscience Center

6001 Executive Boulevard

Bethesda, MD 20892

Livestream access —https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1c2d0bed65aa419911386eaa2ea2bb42

Registration —

https://meetings.ninds.nih.gov/Home/Registration/26698

 

HHS

National Vaccine Advisory Committee

June 9, 2020 (Time: TBA)

Registration and access — http://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/meetings/index.html

 

CDC

Community Preventive Services Task Force

June 11, 2020 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Registration and access — http://www.thecommunityguide.org/

 

NIH

Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee

June 16, 2020 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Webcast access — http://iprcc.nih.gov/

Teleconference access — 1-650-479-3208, passcode:  622 776 328

 

HRSA

National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps

June 16, 2020 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Web conference access — https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/nacnep/

Teleconference access — 1-888-455-4141, passcode: “FACA Meeting” (voice response)

 

HHS

Physician Payment Models

June 22, 2020 9:00 AM

200 Independence Ave SW, Great Hall

Washington, DC 20515

 

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