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On the Agenda in Washington

Nov. 6: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on ACA Implementation
9:30 a.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius is expected to testify.

Nov. 6: HIT Policy Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m.; Webinar
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for 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.

Nov. 7-8: MedPAC Meeting
Time: TBA; 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) will hold a public meeting. When available, MedPAC will solicit comments on the agenda via its Web site.

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