Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing “Strengthening our National Trauma System;” 10:00 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.; July 12

House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the rising health insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act (ACA); 10:00 a.m., 1100 Longworth Bldg.; July 12

House Energy and Commerce Committee markup of legislation including H.R. 921, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2015 and H.R. 3299, the Strengthening Public Health Emergency Response Act of 2015; 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; 4:00 p.m., July 12 (opening statements only); 2:00 p.m., July 13

Senate Finance Committee hearing “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015: Ensuring Successful Implementation of Physician Payment Reforms;” 10:00 a.m., 215 Dirksen Bldg.; July 13

House Appropriations Committee markup of the fiscal year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Bill; 10:00 a.m., 2359 Rayburn Bldg.; July 13

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade hearing “Disrupter Series: Health Care Apps;” 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.; July 13

Senate Appropriations Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing to examine a review of the Dept. of Veterans Affairs’ electronic health record (VistA), progress toward interoperability with the Department of Defense’s electronic health record, and plans for the future; 10:30 a.m., 124 Dirksen Bldg.; July 13

Recently Introduced Health Legislation

H.R. 5626 (introduced by Rep. Markwayne Mullin): A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to eliminate the requirement for 3 months of retroactive coverage under the Medicaid program; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; July 5

H.R.5645 (introduced by Rep. Steve Israel): A bill to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants for Alzheimer’s disease research; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; July 6

H.Res.811 (introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro): A resolution expressing support for the designation of September 2016 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month; to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; July 7

H.R.5652 (introduced by Rep. Diane Black): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for coverage by high deductible health plans of medical management of a chronic disease without deductible; to the House Committee on Ways and Means; July 7

H.R.5655 (introduced by Rep. Matt Cartwright): A bill to establish programs related to prevention of prescription opioid misuse, and for other purposes; to House Education and the Workforce; July 7

H.R.5659 (introduced by Rep. Jason Smith): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to expanding Medicare Advantage coverage for individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD); to House Energy and Commerce; July 7

H.R.5667 (introduced by Rep. Lynn Jenkins): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the way beneficiaries are assigned under the Medicare shared savings program by also basing such assignment on services furnished by Federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics; to House Energy and Commerce; July 7

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