EXECUTIVE UPDATE

Thursday, November 21

Continuing Resolution: President Signs H.R. 3055, the “Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, and Further Health Extenders Act of 2019,” Extending Government Funding through December 20, 2019


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Monday, November 18

Health Data: Energy and Commerce Committee Leaders Demand CEOs of Ascension and Google Provide Answers about Health Data Sharing Initiative, “Project Nightingale”

Drug Pricing: House Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David N. Cicilline and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler Introduce H.R. 5133, the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Promoting Competition Act of 2019

Tuesday, November 19

Tobacco: Energy and Commerce Committee Advances the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act to Full House

Wednesday, November 20

Maternal Health: Energy and Commerce Committee Advances Two Bills to the House of Representatives to Improve Quality and Access to Maternal Health Care, H.R. 4995 and H.R.4996

Thursday, November 21

Health Coverage: Senator Jon Tester Pushes VA to Better Serve Montana’s Native Veterans at Indian Affairs Committee Hearing

Affordable Care Act: Democratic Health Leaders Urge Secretary Alex Azar to Ensure Healthcare.gov is Fully Functional throughout Open Enrollment Period


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, November 18

HHS: Department of Health and Human Services and American Society of Nephrology Launch $1.5 Million Phase Two of Prize Competition to Redesign Dialysis

NIH: Exposure to HIV Drug in the Womb May Increase Risk of Microcephaly, Developmental Delays in Children

CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Estimates 2019 Improper Program Payment Rates

Tuesday, November 19

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Updates E-cigarette or Vaping Lung Injury (EVALI) Guidance for Health Care Providers as Flu Activity Increases Nationally

NIH: Umbilical Cord Milking May Cause Higher Risk of Brain Bleeding in Preterm Infants

CMS: Estimated Improper Payments for Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) Declines More Than $7 Billion From FY 2017-2019

Thursday, November 21

CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Amends Regulatory Definitions of “States” and “United States” to Include the U.S. Territories in the “Medicaid Program; Covered Outpatient Drug” Final Rule

HRSA: Thomas Engels Becomes Administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration


UPCOMING EVENTS

VA

Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation

December 3, 2019 8:30 AM — 4:30 PM

December 4, 2019 8:30 AM — 4:30 PM
1722 Eye Street, NW

Washington, DC 20006

HHS

Infant and Maternal Health Issues

December 4, 2019 9:00AM

5600 Fishers Lane

Rockville, MD 20857

MedPAC Meeting

December 5-6, 2019

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC 20004

HHS

Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality

December 4-5, 2019 9:00 AM

5600 Fishers Lane

Rockville, MD 20852

NIH

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

December 6, 2019 8:30 AM — 11:45 AM

National Institutes of Health, Building 31A

31 Center Drive, Room 2A48

Bethesda, MD 20892

HHS and CMS

HHS Hospital Payments

December 16, 2019 9:00 AM

December 17, 2019 9:00 AM

7500 Security Boulevard, Auditorium

Baltimore, MD 21244

CMS

Town Hall Meeting on the FY 2021 Applications for New Medical Services and Technologies Add-On Payments

December 16, 2019 9:00 AM

December 17, 2019 9:00 AM

7500 Security Boulevard

Baltimore, MD 21244-1850

HHS

NIH Child Health and Development

January 23, 2020 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

NICHD Offices

6710B Rockledge Drive

Bethesda, MD 20892

NIH

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

January 23, 2020 8:00 AM – 1:00PM

NICHD Offices

6710B Rockledge Drive

Bethesda, MD 20892

NIH

Health and Human Services Department; National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

January 29, 2019 8:30 AM

NIH

31 Center Drive, Building 31, C Wing, Sixth Floor, Conference Room 10

Bethesda, MD 20894

NIH

National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health

February 7, 2020 10:00 AM — 4:00 PM

National Institutes of General Medical Science

Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive

Bethesda, MD 20892