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May 23: PCORI Virtual Board of Governors Meeting
Noon; Webinar
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Board of Governors will meet via teleconference/webinar. An agenda is available on the PCORI website.

May 24: Energy and Commerce Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on Provider Payments
10:15 a.m.; 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled “Medicare and Medicaid Program Integrity: Combatting Improper Payments and Ineligible Providers.”  Witnesses will be announced on the committee’s website.

May 24: House VA Committee Hearing on Establishing Permanent Veterans Choice Program
10:30 a.m.; 334 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Veterans Affairs (VA) Committee will hold a hearing to examine legislation to establish a permanent Veterans Choice Program. Witness testimony will be made available on the committee’s website.

May 24: Senate VA Committee Hearing on Pending Health Care Legislation
2:15 p.m.; SR-418 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee will hold a hearing to examine pending legislation related to Veterans health care and the Choice Act.

May 25: HRSA ACICBL Meeting
8:30 a.m.; 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md.
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)’s Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL) will meet to discuss the committee’s 16th report. An agenda can be found on the Committee’s website, when available.

May 25: Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on Cybersecurity at HHS
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 cybersecurity responsibilities at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). A full witness list will be made available on the committee’s website.

May 25: 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.

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