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On the Agenda in Washington

May 14: Senate Finance Hearing on Medicare Physicians Payments
10 a.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing titled “Advancing Reform: Medicare Physicians Payments.” The committee will hear testimony from Mark Miller, Ph.D., executive director of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MACPAC), among others.

May 14: Senate Judiciary Markup of Comprehensive Immigration Reform
10 a.m., Location TBA; May 16, Time TBA.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will continue its markup of comprehensive immigration reform (S.744), which includes physician access reforms, such as improvements to the Conrad State 30 J-1 visa waiver program.

May 14: NIH Council of Councils Meeting
8:30 a.m.; 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Md.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils will meet to discuss updates from the Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives (DPCPSI), among other items. The council advises the NIH director and acts as an external advisory panel to the NIH Institute and Centers (IC) directors.

May 15: Senate Subcommittee Hearing on NIH
2:30 p.m.; 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee is expected to hold a hearing on the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. is expected to testify.

May 16-17: MACPAC Meeting
TBD; TBD
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) will meet May 16-17. The agenda will be available on the MACPAC website, where they also accept public comments.

 

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Email: jkleinman@aamc.org