POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Hearings/Meetings


House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on “Examining FDA’s Medical Device User Fee Program;” 10:15 a.m., 2322 Rayburn Bldg.; March 28

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on federally funded cancer research; 9:30 a.m., 2154 Rayburn Bldg.; March 29

House Appropriations Committee Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee hearing on the HHS budget; 10:00 a.m., 2358-C Rayburn Bldg.; March 29

Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on ‘‘The Arch of Alzheimer’s: From Preventing Cognitive Decline in Americans to Assuring Quality Care for those Living with the Disease”; 2:30 p.m., 106 Dirksen Bldg.; March 29

Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee hearing to review the defense health program and military medicine funding; 10:30 a.m., 192 Dirksen Bldg.; March 29


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R.1603 (introduced by Rep. Karen Bass): To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve education opportunities for physician assistants, and for other purposes; Education and the Workforce

H.R.1604 (introduced by Rep. Karen Bass): To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend to physician assistants eligibility for Medicaid incentive payments for the adoption and use of certified electronic health records, whether or not such physician assistants practice at a rural health center or Federally qualified health center; Energy and Commerce

H.R.1605 (introduced by Rep. Karen Bass): To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide loan repayment incentives for physician assistants, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.1606 (introduced by Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter): To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to improve health care coverage under vision and dental plans, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.1610 (introduced by Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham): To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and title XVIII of the Social Security Act, to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct audits of medical loss ratio reports submitted by health insurance issuers, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.1617 (introduced by Rep. Tom Reed): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit nurse practitioners and physician assistants to satisfy the documentation requirement under the Medicare program for coverage of certain shoes for individuals with diabetes; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.R.1621 (introduced by Rep. Raul Ruiz): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to distribute additional information to Medicare beneficiaries to prevent health care fraud, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

H.Res.208 (introduced by Rep. Raul Ruiz): Supporting the goals and ideals of “National Latino AIDS Awareness Day” on October 15, 2017, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce



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