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On the Agenda in Washington

Nov. 12: CMS Open Door Forum on 2 Midnight Rule
1 p.m.; Teleconference
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host via teleconference a “Special Open Door Forum: Discussion of the Hospital Inpatient Admission Order and Certification - 2 Midnight Benchmark for Inpatient Hospital Admissions.”

Nov. 13: HIT Standards Committee Meeting
9 a.m.; Webinar
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee will meet via webinar to discuss standards implementation specifications and certification criteria for the electronic exchange of health information.

Nov. 13: House Committee Hearing on ACA Implementation
9:30 a.m.; 2154 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Nov. 13: House Subcommittee Hearing on Research and Technology
10 a.m.; 2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology will hold a hearing on federal investments in research, science, and technology at the National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and interagency science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs.

Nov. 13: House Subcommittee Hearing on Jackson VA Medical Center
10 a.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing to discuss recent activities at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center in Jackson, Miss.

Nov. 14: MACPAC Meeting
Time: TBA; Location: TBA
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MAPAC) will meet Nov. 14. The agenda will be available on the MACPAC Web site, where they also accept public comments.

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Jason Kleinman
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Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org