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Sept. 19: Health IT Standards Committee Meeting
9 a.m.; 1221 22nd 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.

Sept. 19: Senate Panel to Mark Up Cancer Research Bill
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee will mark up several bills, including a draft of the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act of 2012.

Sept. 20: House Hearing on VA Performance and Accountability
10 a.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (VA) will hold a hearing to review the VA’s performance and accountability.

Sept. 20-21:MACPAC Meeting
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) will meet Sept. 20-21. Agenda items and location are pending.

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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
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806