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June 23: Senate Labor-HHS FY 2016 Appropriations Markup
3 p.m.; 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building
The Senate Labor, Health and Human Services (Labor-HHS), Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee will hold a fiscal year (FY) 2016 appropriations markup.

June 24: HIT Standards Committee
9:30 a.m.; 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC
The  Health Information Technology (IT) Standards Committee will meet to make recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health IT on standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use of health information.

June 24: House W&M Hearing on Health Law and Insurance Premiums
10 a.m.; 1100 Longworth House Office Building
The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight will hold a hearing on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on health insurance premiums. Witness testimony will be made available on the committee’s website.

June 24: House E&C Hearing on Medicaid Demonstration Projects
10 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold hearing entitled, “Examining the Administration’s Approval of Medicaid Demonstration Projects. Witness testimony will be made available on the committee’s website.

June 24: Senate VA Hearing on Health Care and Benefits Legislation
2:30 p.m.; 418 Russell Senate Office Building
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee will hold a hearing on several pieces of pending legislation regarding health care and benefits.

June 25: House VA Hearing on State of FY 2015 Budget
10:30 a.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building
The House Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee will hold a hearing to discuss the current state of the department’s fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget.

June 25: FASHP Briefing on Interprofessional Education
12 p.m.; Capitol Visitor Center Congressional Meeting Room North
The Federation of Association of Schools of The Health Professions will host an informative briefing on the value of interprofessional education to prepare health professionals for collaborative practice in health care. Stephen Shannon, D.O., MPH, president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) will moderate a panel of speakers featuring: Jay Perman, M.D., president, University of Maryland, Baltimore; Linda McCauley, Ph.D., R.N., dean and professor, Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University; and Sierra Dickman Cuppett, PA-S., physician assistant student, Shenandoah University.


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