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On the Agenda in Washington

March 11: Health IT Policy Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m.; 10 Thomas Circle N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee will meet to discuss recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health HIT on a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information.

March 11: Senate Subcommittee Hearing on Health Care Access and Cost
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Primary Health and Aging Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine what the United States health care system can learn from other countries.

March 12: Ways and Means Hearing on President’s HHS Budget Proposal
10 a.m.; 1100 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 Health and Human Services (HHS) budget proposal. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is expected to testify.

March 13: House Subcommittee Hearing on Biomedical Research
10:00 a.m.; 2358-C Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee will hold an oversight hearing on the future of biomedical research. National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is scheduled to testify.

March 13: House Subcommittee Hearing on Medicare Advantage
10 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on allowing seniors to keep their Medicare Advantage plans.

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