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On the Agenda in Washington

June 4: House Hearing on President’s FY14 HHS Budget Request
10 a.m.; 2175 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Education and the Workforce Committee will hear testimony from Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius regarding the president’s FY 2014 budget request.

June 5: HIT Policy Meeting
9:30 a.m.; Webinar
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee will meet via webinar to discuss recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information.

June 5: Subcommittee Hearing on Medicare Physician Payment Policy
10 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine legislation to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and reform the Medicare physician payment system.

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org