Wednesday, November 10


  • White House Holds a Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials
  • Biden Administration Announces New Investments to Support COVID-19 Response and Recovery
  • COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Submits Final Report to the Biden Administration

Friday, November 12

Nominees:  President Biden Nominates Dr. Robert Califf to Serve as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner


Tuesday, November 2


Thursday, November 4


  • Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Holds Hearing on “The Road Ahead for the COVID-19 Response”
  • Senate HELP Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA) Statement on OSHA Safety Standard Requiring Vaccination

Appropriations: Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Statement on FY 2022 Appropriations Bills

Public Health: House Energy and Commerce Health  Subcommittee Holds Markup of Nine Public Health Bills


November 2

Physician Fee Schedule: CMS Publishes Final Rule Updating Medicare Payments under Physician Fee Schedule

Thursday, Nov 4


  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Publishes Interim Final Rule Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration Issues Interim Final Rule Requiring Employers to Enforce a Mandatory Vaccination Policy

Tuesday, November 9

Home Health: CMS Issues Final Rule Updating CY 2022 Home Health and Home Infusion Therapy Payment Rates

Friday, November 12

Medicare: CMS Rescinds the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology and Reasonable and Necessary Final Rule.

Monday, November 16

Medicare: CMS Publishes Final Rule Revising the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System


House Oversight and Government Affairs Subcommittee on National Security

Hearing on “Invisible Wounds: Preventing Suicide in Our Nation’s Military and Veteran Communities”

November 17, 2021 10:00 AM

House Energy and Commerce Committee

Markup of 12 Public Health Bills

November 17, 2021 10:30 AM

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies

Hearing on “U.S. Role in Global COVID-19 Vaccine Equity”

November 17, 2021 10:30 AM

House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on the Subcommittee on Technology Modernization

Hearing on “Modernizing the VA’s Medical Supply Chain: Progress Made?”

November 18, 2021 10:00 AM

Senate Committee on Aging

Hearing on “Inclusive Disaster Management: Improving Preparedness, Response, and Recovery”

November 18, 2021 9:30 AM

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