LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Tuesday, October 22

Health Care: House Ways and Means Committee Marks Up Drug Pricing Package

  • Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal Comments on Passage of H.R. 3

E-Cigarettes: Oversight Subcommittee Presses Food and Drug Administration to Publish Final E-Cigarette Flavor Ban

Wednesday, October 23

Health Care: Ways and Means Committee Marks Up Tax and Health Legislation Including Imposing Tax on Nicotine Used in Vaping Devices, Inhaler Coverage and Access Now (I CAN) Act, Restoring Access to Medication Act, and Primary Care Enhancement Act

  • House Energy and Commerce Oversight Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Trump Administration’s Health Care Actions

REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, October 21

CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seeks Comment on Future of Medicare Program Integrity

FTC: Federal Trade Commission Orders Health Insurance Companies and Systems to Provide Information to Study Effects of Certificates of Public Advantage

Tuesday, October 22

CMS: Premiums for HealthCare.gov Plans Decrease by 4 Percent

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Authorizes Marketing of Eight Smokeless Tobacco Products Through Modified Risk Tobacco Product Pathway

HHS: Department of Health and Human Services Awards $16 Million to Help Primary Care Practices Address Patients’ Unhealthy Alcohol Use

HRSA: Health Resources and Services Administration Awards National Academy for State Health Policy Funding to Support State Maternal and Child Health Policy Innovation Program

Wednesday, October 23

NIH: National Eye Institute Study Shows Vision Therapy Can Treat Convergence Insufficiency in Children but Does Not Improve Reading Test Scores

NIH: National Institutes of Health Launches Collaboration to Develop Gene-Based Cures for Sickle Cell Disease and HIV on a Global Scale

HHS: Department of Health and Human Services Awards $319 Million Scholarship and Loan Repayment Awards for Clinicians and Students through the National Health Service Corps

HHS: Office for Civil Rights Imposes $2.15 Million Civil Money Penalty Against Jackson Health System for HIPAA Violations

Thursday, October 24

NIH: Ending HIV Requires Optimizing Treatment and Prevention Tools

FDA: Food and Drug Commissioner, Norman Sharpless, Comments on Implementation of SUPPORT Act and its Success in Combating the Opioids Crisis


UPCOMING EVENTS

Legislative Hearings

Energy and Commerce

Safeguarding Pharmaceutical Supply Chains in a Global Economy

October 30, 2019 10:00 AM

John D. Dingell Room

2123 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Finance

Medicaid: Compliance with Eligibility Requirements

October 30, 2019 2:00 PM

215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

 

Regulatory Meetings

MedPAC

Public Meeting

November 7, 2019

November 8, 2019

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, DC 20004

HHS

Meeting: AIDS Research

November 7, 2019 9:30 AM

NIH 5601 Fishers Lane, Conference Room 1D13

Rockville, MD 20852

NIH

Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council

November 7, 2019 8:30 AM — 4:30 PM

National Institutes of Health

5601 Fishers Lane, Room 1D13

Rockville, MD 20852

HHS

Advancing the Development of Pediatric Therapeutics: Pediatric Clinical Trial Endpoints for Rare Diseases With a Focus on Pediatric Patient Perspectives; Public Workshop

November 12, 2019 8:00 AM — 4:30 PM

FDA White Oak Campus

10903 New Hampshire Ave., Bldg. 31 Conference Center, the Great Room (Rm. 1503-A)

Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

HHS

Health and Human Services Department; National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Library of Medicine to review research and development programs and prepare reports

November 12, 2019 10:00 AM

National Library of Medicine

8600 Rockville Pike, Building 38, Second Floor, Lindberg Room

Bethesda, MD 20894

HHS

National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Full Committee Meeting

November 13, 2019 9:00 AM -5:30 PM

November 14, 2019 8:30 AM -3:00 PM

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center for Health Statistics

3311 Toledo Road

Hyattsville, MD 20782

HHS

Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the CDC/HRSA Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment

November 13, 2019 9:30 AM

November 14, 2019 9:30 AM

5600 Fishers Lane

Rockville, MD 20852

CMS

Opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

November 14, 2019 8:30 AM — 4:00 PM

Hubert H. Humphrey Building

200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 505A

Washington, DC 20201

CDC

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) Meeting

November 14, 2019, 9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

November 15, 2019, 9:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Communications Center

Building 19, Auditorium B, 1600

Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329

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

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