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On the Agenda in Washington

June 17: HIT Standards Meeting
9 a.m.; 10 Thomas Circle 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.

June 17: PCORI Board of Governors Meeting
Noon; Teleconference/Webinar
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institution (PCORI) Board of Governors will meet via teleconference/webinar.

June 18: House Subcommittee Hearing on MedPAC Report
10 a.m.; 1100 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission’s (MedPAC) June Report to Congress, which details the commission’s recommendations for reforming Medicare payment policies. MedPAC Executive Director Mark Miller, Ph.D., is scheduled to testify.

June 18: House VA Committee Hearing on Non-VA Care
10:15 a.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee will hold a hearing on non-VA care.

June 20: NIH Council of Councils Meeting
8:15 a.m.; 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Md.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Council of Councils will meet to discuss council business and updates, review grant applications, and more.

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