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July 16: FY 2014 Senate CJS Appropriations Mark Up
10 a.m.; 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee will mark updraft legislation that would make FY 2014 appropriations for departments, agencies, and programs under its jurisdiction, including the National Science Foundation.

July 17: HIT Standards Meeting
9 a.m.; 1500 New Hampshire Ave 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 17: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on HIT
10 a.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing titled “Health Information Technology: A Building Block to Quality Health Care.”

July 17: House Hearing on ACA Employer Mandate Delay
10 a.m.; 1100 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the decision to delay the penalties for the employer mandate and employer information reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

July 18: House Hearing on ACA Implementation Delay
1:30 p.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a hearing on delays with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

July 19: House Subcommittee to Mark Up SGR Bill
Time: TBA; Location: TBA
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee is expected to mark up draft legislation to reform the sustainable growth rate (SGR).




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Jason Kleinman
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Telephone: 202-903-0806