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April 21: PCORI Board of Governors Meeting
12 p.m.; Teleconference/Webinar
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors will meet via teleconference/webinar to review bylaws, charter revisions, and panel appointments for various advisory committees. There will be no public comment period.

April 22: HIT Standards Committee 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 recommendations on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information.

April 23: Senate Finance Subcommittee Hearing on Medical Device Tax
10 a.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
The Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing titled “A Fresh Look at the Impact of the Medical Device Tax on Jobs, Innovation, and Patients.” Witness testimony will be posted to the committee website when available.

April 23: House E&C Subcommittee Hearing on Opioid Abuse
10:15 a.m.; 2322 Rayburn House Office Building
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing titled “Combatting the Opioid Abuse Epidemic: Professional and Academic Perspectives.” Witness testimony will be posted to the committee website when available.

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Washington Highlights, a weekly electronic newsletter, features brief updates on the latest legislative and regulatory activities affecting medical schools and teaching hospitals.

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806