POLICY BRIEFINGS


GAO Names Three New MedPAC Members


The Government Accountability Office, which has the duty to appoint members to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), named three new members who will serve through April 2017, as follows: Kathy Buto, an expert in U.S. and international health policy; Francis “Jay” Crosson, Group VP of the American Medical Association (AMA), and Warner Thomas, President and CEO of the Ochsner Health System in New Orleans.


Upcoming Health-Related Hearings and Markups


Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee: will hold a hearing on pending legislation including veterans’ health care, education, job-training and other benefits. 10 a.m., 418 Russell; June 5.


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 4746 (WOMEN’S HEALTH), to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish a program of research regarding the risks posed by the presence of dioxin, synthetic fibers, chemical fragrances and other components of feminine hygiene products; CAROLYN B. MALONEY of New York; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, May 28.

H.R. 4750 (PROVIDER STANDARDS), to clarify the treatment of health care provider standards of care under federal health care provisions; GINGREY of Georgia; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and the Judiciary, May 28.



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