LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

 Monday, November 19

 ACA: House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) Issues Letter to Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Requesting Response Regarding DOJ’s Decision to Not Defend Legal Challenges to the ACA.


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, November 19

Neurology: CDC Announces the Establishment of an Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) Task Force.

Medicaid: GAO Releases Report on Needed Actions from CMS to Ensure Managed Care Data Reliability.

Medicare and Medicaid: CMS Announces Application Fee for Institutional Providers Entering Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP.

Tuesday November 20

Medical Devices: FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health Jeff ShurenRelease Statement on Updates to Medical Device Safety Action Plan.

Wednesday, November 21

Medicare: CMS Issues Final Rule Revising the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System for 2019.

Collaboration: HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan Announces Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit (DSIIS) Participants and Schedule.

Exchange: CMS Releases Overview of the Third Week of Open Enrollment.

Substance Abuse: SAMHSA Issues a Notice of Intent to Award Grant Funding to the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

Friday, November 23

Medicare: CMS Releases Rule Revising Alternative Payment Model Measures Under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).


EVENTS

Senate HELP Committee
Full Committee Hearing: Reducing Health Care Costs: Improving Affordability through Innovation.
November 28, 2018 10:00 AM
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Senate HELP Committee
Executive Session: S. 2076, S.___, Traumatic Brain Injury Program Reauthorization Act of 2018, H.R.315, S.3482, S.3530, and Nominations.
November 29, 2018 10:30 AM
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs – Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
Hearing: VA’s Development and Implementation of Policy Initiatives
November 29, 2018 10:30 AM
334 Cannon House Office Building and streaming here

The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID)
Conference Call: Potential Topics of the Committee’s 2019 Report to the President
December 5, 2018 9:00 AM

FDA
Public Hearing and Request for Comments: Eliminating Youth Electronic Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Use: The Role for Drug Therapies.
December 5, 2018 9:00AM – 5:00 PM
White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Ave., Building 31, Great Room A
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

Senate HELP Committee – POSTPONED TBD
Full Committee Hearing: FDA Oversight: Leveraging Cutting-Edge Science and Protecting Public Health.
December 5, 2018 Time TBD
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

SAMHSA
Meeting: Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC).
December 11, 2018 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland