EXECUTIVE UPDATE

Monday, October 28

Council of Economic Advisers Releases Report on Full Cost of Opioid Crisis

November, 1

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Stephen Hahn as Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Monday, October 28

Healthcare: House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone and Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna Eshoo Commend the Passage of Five Health Bills Drugs: Chairman Pallone and Representative Brett Guthrie Introduce H.R. 4866 to Support Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Retirement: Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Greg Walden Announces Retirement at the End of the 116th Congress

Tuesday, October 29

Health Coverage: Nearly Half a Million More Children are Uninsured than in 2018

Children’s Health: Acting Director of Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli and Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Matthew Albence Testify on Trump Administration’s Decision to Deport Critically Ill Children

Wednesday, October 30

E-Cigarettes: Chairman Pallone Urges President Trump to Fulfill Promise to Issue E-Cigarette Flavor Ban

  • House Oversight Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Calls on Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) to Complete Review of Administration’s Vaping Flavor Ban in Ten Days

Healthcare: House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano States that Native Veterans’ Access to Healthcare Must be a VA Priority

Thursday, October 31

Budget: Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Offer Bipartisan Reforms to Amend Budget Process

Drug Pricing: Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Authors Op-Ed on the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act’s Ability to Reduce Drug Costs

Health: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Approves Eight Bipartisan Public Health Bills

Friday, November 1

Affordable Care Act: Senator Grassley Comments on the Trump Administration’s Guidance on the Affordable Care Act’s 1332 Waivers


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, October 28

CDC: New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Report Provides First Analysis of Lung Injury Deaths Associated with Use of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Products

Tuesday, October 29

FDA: Food and Drug Administration Takes Steps Towards Requiring Electronic Submission of an Investigational New Drug Application to the Adverse Event Reporting System

CMS: VA and CMS Partner to Improve Health Care Protections for Veterans

Wednesday, October 30

SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Announces Launch of FindTreatment.gov

HHS: HHS Office for Civil Rights Secures Corrective Action and Ensures Florida Orthopedic Practice Protects Patients with HIV from Discrimination

NIH: Exposure to Acetaminophen in the Womb May Increase a Child’s Risk for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Thursday, October 31

FDA: FDA Issues Report on “Drug Shortages: Root Causes and Potential Solutions”

CMS: CMS Finalizes Changes to the Medicare Payment Rules for Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Program, End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, and the ESRD Quality Incentive Program

CMS: CMS Finalizes Calendar Year 2020 Payment and Policy Changes for Home Health Agencies and Calendar Year 2021 Home Infusion Therapy Benefit

Friday, November 1

CMS: CMS Finalizes Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2020

  • CMS Solidifies Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Final Rule

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

The Drug Policy Alliance hosts the International Drug Policy Reform Conference

November 6-9, 2019

St. Louis Union Station Hotel

1820 Market St.

St Louis, Missouri, 63103

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

HELP

Examining the Response to Lung Illnesses and Rising Youth Electronic Cigarette Use

November 13, 2019 10:00 AM

430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20002

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

HHS

Office of Minority Health and Health Equity Public Meeting on Strategies to Improve Health Equity Amidst the Opioid Crisis

November 21, 2019 9:00 AM — 4:00 PM

Hilton Washington, DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center

1750 Rockville Pike

Rockville, MD 20852

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

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