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July 18: House Hearing on Medicare Physician Payment Reform
10 a.m.; 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing to discuss innovative ways to reform Medicare payments to physicians.

July 18: House Subcommittee Markup of HHS Spending Bill
10 a.m.; 2358-C Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

The House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee will consider its FY 2013 spending bill, which provides funding for NIH, Title VII, and other programs in the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education.

July 18: Senate Hearing on Medicare and Medicaid Dual-Eligibles
2 p.m.; 216 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Special Aging Committee will hold a hearing to examine Medicare and Medicaid coordination for dual-eligibles.

July 19: PCAST Meeting
9 a.m.; 2101 Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C.
The president's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) will meet on July 19. Participants will receive an update on several studies, including the Future of the U.S. Science and Technology Research Enterprise.

July 19: HIT Standards Committee Meeting
9 a.m.; 2500 Calvert Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee will meet to discuss standards implementation specifications and certification criteria for the electronic exchange of health information.

July 19: House Hearing on ACA’s Impact on Medical Practices
10 a.m.; 2360 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations will hold a hearing on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on medical practices as they try to recruit newly licensed physicians.

July 19-20: Advisory Committee Meeting on Training in Primary Care and Dentistry
8:30 a.m.; 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry will meet to provide updates on the inter-professional education report, performance measures and longitudinal evaluation for grant programs, and to discuss Title VII programs. Participants will also hear remarks from Mary K. Wakefield, Ph.D, R.N., administrator, HRSA and Janet Heinrich Dr.P.H., R.N., Bureau of Health Professions associate administrator, HRSA.

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Washington Highlights, a weekly electronic newsletter, features brief updates on the latest legislative and regulatory activities affecting medical schools and teaching hospitals.

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Jason Kleinman
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Telephone: 202-903-0806