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Oct. 27: House VA Subcommittee Hearing on Electronic Health Records
2 p.m.; 2154 Rayburn House Office Building
The House Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Oversight and Investigations and Information Technology subcommittees will host a joint hearing on the VA and Department of Defense (DOD) Electronic Health Records Interoperability.

Oct 28: Senate VA Committee Hearing on Mental Health
2:30 p.m.; 418 Russell Senate Office Building
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee will hold a hearing on ensuring access to care for VA mental health patients. The full witness list and agenda will be posted to the committee’s website.

Oct. 29: MACPAC Public Meeting
Time: TBA; One Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Medicaid and Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) will hold a public meeting to discuss various policy recommendations. The agenda can be found online.

Oct. 29: E&C Health Subcommittee Hearing on Regulation of LDTs
10 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building
The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on “Examining the Regulation of Diagnostic Tests and Laboratory Operations.” Witnesses and testimony will be announced on the committee’s website. 

Oct. 29: Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder
10 a.m.; 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold a hearing on mental health and substance use disorders in America. A full witness list will be made available on the committee’s website.

Oct. 29: COGME Planning Meeting
10:30 a.m.; 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20852
The Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) will hold a meeting to provide an ongoing assessment of physician workforce trends, training issues and financing policies. The agenda can be found online.

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Jason Kleinman
Sr. Legislative Analyst, Govt. Relations
Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org