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July 25: National Institute on Drug Abuse Briefing on Opioid Use Disorders
12:00 p.m.; 2226 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus, the Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus, and the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force will hold a briefing on “Preventing Opioid Use disorders: Community Based Approaches that Work.”

July 26: HHS and AHRQ Meeting on Research
8:30 a.m.; 5600 fishers Lane, Rockville, Md.
HHS and AHRQ will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality to receive an update on AHRQ’s current research, programs, and initiatives, an update on AHRQ’s work in learning health care systems and AHRQ’s EvidenceNOW initiative, and on the use of AHRQ data and analytics to answer emerging policy questions.

July 31-August 1: HHS Meeting on Laboratory Test Codes
9:00 a.m.; 7500 Security Boulevard, Central Building, Baltimore, Md.
Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a meeting to discuss clinical diagnostic laboratory test codes for the clinical laboratory fee schedule for calendar year 2018


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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
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Telephone: 202-903-0806