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Sept. 13: Health IT Policy and Standards Joint Committee Meeting
9:30 a.m.; Webinar
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology (HIT) Standards Committee and Policy Committee will meet via webinar to discuss standards implementation specifications and certification criteria for the electronic exchange of health information.

Sept. 14: House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Hearing on Innovation|
10 a.m.; 1100 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on exploring the use of technology and innovation to create efficiencies, higher quality, and better access for beneficiaries in health care. 

Sept. 14: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on ACA
10 a.m.; Capitol Building HVC-210, Washington, D.C.
The House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the outlook and oversight of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Sept. 14: Senate VA Committee Hearing on Veterans Health
2:30 p.m.; 418 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a hearing to review the Commission on Care’s report on veterans health care.

Sept. 15: MACPAC Meeting
9:30 a.m.; 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) will hold a meeting to discuss Medicaid hospital payments, implications of ACA coverage expansions for Medicaid DSH policy, improving service delivery to Medicaid beneficiaries with mental illness, and more.


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