LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Wednesday, September 11

Veterans’ Affairs: Senate Approves James Byrne as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Health Care: Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committee Chairmen Richard Neal and Frank Pallone Object to Sale of Hahnemann University Hospital’s Residency Program in Philadelphia

Thursday, September 12

Drug Pricing: Senate Finance Committee Leadership Pushes the Department of Health and Human Services for Pharmacy Direct and Indirect Remuneration Reforms in Medicare Part D

Friday, September 13

Veterans’ Affairs: VA Urged to Quickly Implement Court Decision, Wolfe v. Wilkie, and Reimburse Veterans for Emergency Care Claim Errors


REGULATORY UPDATE

Monday, September 9

NIH: Scientists Triple Storage Time of Human Livers for Transplantation Treating Preterm Infants With Antibiotics For More Than 20 Months Appears to Promote the Development of Multidrug-Resistant Gut Bacteria

HHS: Office for Civil Rights Settles First Case in Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Right of Access Initiative

Tuesday, September 10

CMS: New Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs Rule Requires Participants to Disclose Certain Current and Previous Affiliations With Other Providers and Suppliers

  • HHS: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Health IT Awardees Focused on Innovative Interoperability Solutions The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awarded Nearly $9 Million to Launch the Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program

Wednesday, September 11

HHS: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Awards More than $50 Million to Establish New Health Center Sites

Thursday, September 12

HHS: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Approximately $351 Million in Funding Through its Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program and Approximately $23 Million in Funding to Three New Programs Aimed at Improving Maternal Health Outcomes


UPCOMING EVENTS

NIH

Lecture: Recent Innovations in Kidney Research

September 18, 2019 1:30PM – 2:30PM

10 Center Drive Building 10, Bethesda, M.D. 20892

NIH

Grand Rounds: 1) Monocyte and Macrophage Dynamics During Chronic Inflammation and 2) Monocytes and Interferons as a Therapeutic Strategy for Ovarian Cancer

September 18, 2019 12:00PM – 1:00PM

10 Center Drive Building 10, Bethesda, M.D. 20892

VA

DAMA SUBCOMMITTEE OVERSIGHT HEARING: Update on VA Contracted Exams, Quality Review Process, and Service to Rural Veterans

September 19, 2019 10:30 AM

House Visitors Center 210, Washington, D.C. 20515

NIH

Workshop: HIV-associated Comorbidities, Co-infections, and Complications Workshop

September 19, 2019 9:00AM – 5:00PM

September 20, 2019 8:45AM – 3:00PM

45 Center Drive Building 45, Bethesda, M.D. 20892

HHS

PCSFN 2019 Annual Council Meeting

September 19, 2019 1:00PM – 4:30PM

Hubert H. Humphrey Building, The Great Hall, 200 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20201

NIH

Meeting: Center for Scientific Review

September 23, 2019 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, M.D. 20892

VA

Toxic Exposure: Examining the VA’s Presumptive Disability Decision-Making Process

September 25, 2019 10:00AM

Russell Senate Office Building SR-418, Washington, D.C. 20515

E&C

Sounding the Alarm: The Public Health Threats of E-Cigarettes

September 25, 2019 10:00AM

2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515

MEDPAC

Public Meeting

October 3-4, 2019

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

E&C

Hearing on Public Health Threat of Gun Violence

October 3, 2019

University of Chicago Medical Center

5841 S Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60637