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Sept. 9: HIT Policy Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m.; 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) will hold a meeting to discuss a policy framework for the development and adoption of a nationwide health information infrastructure, including standards for the exchange of patient medial information. The meeting will also be available as a web conference.

Sept. 9: E&C Health Subcommittee Hearing on Employee Health Coverage
10:15 a.m.; 2322 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing to discuss affordable health care coverage for employees. Witness testimony will be posted to the committee’s website when available.

Sept. 10: House Judiciary Hearing on Health Care Competition
10 a.m.; 2141 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C.
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law will hold a hearing titled “The State of Competition in the Health Care Marketplace: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Competition.” The hearing is the first in a series of hearings on competition in the health care marketplace. Witness testimony will be posted to the committee’s website when available.

Sept 10-11: MedPAC Public Meeting
Time: TBD; 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) will hold a public meeting to discuss Medicare issue and policy questions and to develop and approve reports and recommendations to Congress. A meeting agenda will be posted to the commission’s 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