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Dec. 11: House Subcommittee Hearing on ACA Implementation
10 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius is expected to testify.

Dec. 12: Senate Finance Committee to Mark Up SGR Bill
10 a.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will mark up legislation to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR).

Dec. 12: Senate Committee Hearing on Accreditation
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold a hearing focused on how accreditation and quality assurance can help meet the needs of 21st century learning.

 

Dec. 12-13: 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.

Dec. 12-13: MACPAC Meeting
Time TBA; Location TBA
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) will hold a public meeting. The agenda will be available on the MACPAC Web site, where they also accept public comments.

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