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May 12: HIT Policy Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m.; 10 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, D.C.
The National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee will meet to discuss policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medical information. Details to participate online can be found on the committee’s website.

May 14: National Women’s Health Week Discussion
10 a.m.; Clinical Center, NIH Campus, Bethesda, Md.
The National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration will hold a panel discussion to celebrate the importance of women and diversity in clinical research. More information and a list of panelists can be found on the website.

May 14: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Chronic Conditions
10 a.m.; 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing titled, “A Pathway to Improving Care for Medicare Patients with Chronic Conditions.” Patrick Conway, M.D., acting principal administrator, deputy administrator for innovation and quality, and chief medical officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; and Mark Miller, Ph.D., executive director, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) will testify. 

May 14: MACPAC Public Meeting
Time: TBD; One Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
The Medicaid and Children’s Hospital Insurance Program (CHIP), Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) will meet to discuss various agenda items. More information will be posted to the MACPAC website when available. 

May 15: House VA Hearing on Health Legislation
9:45 a.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building
The House Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing titled, “Overcoming Barriers to More Efficient and Effective VA Staffing.” Witness testimony will be made available on the committee’s website.

May 15: PCAST Public Meeting
9 a.m.; 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) will hold a public meeting to discuss precision medicine, among other agenda times. Registration information and an agenda can be found on the council’s website.

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