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March 15: Education and the Workforce Committee Hearing on the Priorities of HHS
10 a.m.; 2175 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Education and the Workforce Committee will hold a hearing to examine the policies and priorities of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell will testify.

March 15: Senate VA Hearing on Pending Health Care Legislation
2:30 p.m.; 418 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Veterans Affairs (VA) Committee will hold a hearing to discuss upcoming legislation pertaining to the Veterans Choice Act and Care in the Community.

March 16: House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee Hearing on NIH Budget
10 a.m.; 2358 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine the National Institute of Health’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget. NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. will testify.

March 16: Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Hearing on Medicare
10 a.m.; 1100 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing to discuss the future of Medicare.

March 16: HELP Executive Session to Examine Pending Substance Abuse Legislation
10 a.m. 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold an executive session to discuss various pieces of legislation pertaining to mental health and substance abuse treatment.

March 16: HIT Standards Committee Precision Medicine Task Force Meeting
1 p.m.; Webinar
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee will meet via webinar to discuss recommendations on the Precision Medicine Task Force.

March 16: House VA Health and Economic Opportunity Subcommittee Joint Hearing on Hiring and Retaining Physicians
2 p.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Veteran Affairs (VA) Health Subcommittee and Economic Opportunity Subcommittee will hold a joint hearing on legislation to improve the authority of the Veterans Affairs Secretary to hire and retain physicians and other employees of the Veterans Affairs Department.

March 17: Senate Finance Committee Hearing on HealthCare.gov
10 a.m.; 215 Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing to examine the operations and enrollment of HealthCare.gov. Erin Bliss, Assistant Inspector General for Evaluation and Inspection, Office of Inspector General and Seto J. Bagdoyan Director, Audit Services, Forensic and Investigative Service United States Government Accountability Office, will testify.

March 17: Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on Medicare Payment Reforms
10 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing to examine the Medicare Access and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization Act of 2015's implementation of payment reforms.

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Telephone: 202-903-0806
Email: jkleinman@aamc.org