LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY UPDATE

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Vice President Joe Biden Submits Cancer Moonshot Report Announcing His Strategic Plan for Addressing Cancer Research and Care.


WHITE HOUSE UPDATE

October 20
President Obama Delivers Remarks on the Affordable Care Act and Other Efforts to Improve Health Care.


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

October 18
Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D‐OR) Issues Statement on Medicare Part B Premium Increases Expected Following the Announced Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) Increase for 2017.


REGULATORY UPDATE

Department of Health and Human Services

October 17
CMS Announces Results of the Second Shared Savings Performance Year of the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) Initiative.
NIH Announces Loan Payment Programs (LPR) Application Cycle Is Open Online Until November 15th for Extramural New and Renewal Awards.
October 20
HHS Awards Approximately $2.3 Billion in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Grants to Increase Access to HIV/AIDS Care and Medications.
CMS Awards 20, 2‐year Special Innovation Projects to 12 Regional Quality Innovation Network‐Quality Improvement Organizations.
October 21
CDC Announces Availability of Approximately $70 million in Supplemental Funding to Cities, States, and Territories to Support Zika Efforts.
Other Items
October 17
GAO Releases a Report, Medicare: CMS’s Round 2 Durable Medical Equipment and National Mail‐order Diabetes Testing Supplies Competitive Bidding Programs.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Department of Health and Human Services

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