Week in Brief

CDC Releases Emergency Department Data Showing Increases in Opioid Overdoses.


LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

March 5, 2018

Affordable Care Act (ACA): House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) Introduce Legislation Regarding ACA Marketplaces.

March 6, 2018

Electronic Health Record: CMS New Healthcare Data Initiative Centered Around Patient Access to Electronic Health Records. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Releases Statement Regarding CMS’s Initiative. House Energy & Commerce Committee Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgess (R-TX) Releases Statement. House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) Release Statement.

Opioids: House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgess (R-TX), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) Issue Statement in Response to CDC Report Shows the Opioid Crisis is Worsening.

March 7, 2018

VA Community Care: Veterans of Foreign Wars Endorse Senator John Tester’s (D-MT) Bipartisan Bill, Caring for Our Veterans Act, Reforming VA Community Care Programs.

March 8, 2018

Opioids: Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing Entitled, The Opioid Crisis: Leadership and Innovation in the States.


REGULATORY UPDATE

Department of Health and Human Services

March 6, 2018

CDC Opioid Report: CDC Releases Emergency Department Data Showing Increases in Opioid Overdoses.

MyHealthEData Initiative: CMS Announces a New Healthcare Data Initiative.

Government Accountability Office

March 6, 2018

Expenditures: GAO Releases Study Entitled, Federal Obligations to and Expenditures by Selected Organizations Involved in Health-Related Activities, Fiscal Years 2013-2015.


UPCOMING HEARINGS

House Appropriations Committee
FY19 Budget Hearing – Veterans Affairs
• March 15, 2018|10:00 a.m.
2362-A Rayburn

House Appropriations Committee
FY19 Budget Hearing – Department of Health and Human Services
• March 15, 2018|10:00 a.m.
2362-C Rayburn


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