Health Care on the Hill – Upcoming Events

December 4, 2013; 3:00pm
“Adjudicating VA’s Most Complex Disability Claims: Ensuring Quality, Accuracy, and Consistency on Complicated Issues”
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA)
334 Cannon House Office Building

December 11, 2013; 2:15pm
“Protecting Seniors from Medication Labeling Mistakes”
Senate Special Committee on Aging
562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

December 12, 2013; 10:00am
“Open Executive Session to Consider an Original Bill to Repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate System and to Consider Health Care Extenders”
Senate Committee on Finance
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

December 18, 2013; 2:15pm
“The Future of Long-Term Care Policy: Continuing the Conversation”
Senate Special Committee on Aging
562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Health Care on the Hill: Week of November 11, 2013

Wednesday, October 13, 2013

9:30 a.m.
ObamaCare Implementation: The Rollout of Healthcare.gov
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Hearing
2154 Rayburn House Office Building

10:00 a.m.
Cyber Side-Effects: How Secure is the Personal Information Entered into the Flawed Healthcare.gov?
House Homeland Security Committee Hearing
311 Cannon House Office Building

10:00 a.m.
Budget Conference Committee Meeting
1100 Longworth House Office Building

Thursday, October 14, 2013

10:00 a.m.
The Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Schools, Colleges, and Universities
House Education and the Workforce Committee Hearing
2175 Rayburn House Office Building

10:00 a.m.
Obamacare Implementation Problems: More than Just a Broken Website
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Hearing
2322 Rayburn House Office Building

10:00 a.m.
Self-Insurance and Health Benefits: An Affordable Option for Small Business?
House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology Hearing
2360 Rayburn House Office Building

Friday, November 15, 2013

10:00 a.m.
Reviewing FDA’s Implementation of FDASIA
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Hearing
2322 Rayburn House Office Building

Health Care on the Hill: Week of November 4, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

10:00 a.m.
The Online Federal Health Insurance Marketplace: Enrollment Challenges and the Path Forward
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building
*CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner is expected to testify.

2:30 p.m.
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing
419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

10:00 a.m.
Health Insurance Exchanges: An Update from the Administration
Senate Finance Committee Hearing
215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
*HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is expected to testify.

Health Care on the Hill: Week of October 28, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

10:00 a.m.
Status of the Affordable Care Act Implementation
House Ways and Means Committee Hearing
1100 Longworth House Office Building
* CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner is scheduled to testify.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

9:00 a.m.
PPACA Implementation Failures: Answers from HHS
House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing
2125 Rayburn House Office Building
* HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is scheduled to testify.

10:00 a.m.
Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013, CHIMP Act Amendments of 2013, H.R. 2094, Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2013, and Nominations
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Markup
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Health Care on the Hill: Week of October 21, 2013

This week the House is in session but the Senate is in recess.

Also of note, President Obama will be delivering remarks at 11:25 a.m. today on the rollout of healthcare.gov, the federal health insurance exchange website.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

9:00 a.m.
“PPACA Implementation Failures: Didn’t Know or Didn’t Disclose?”
House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing
2123 Rayburn House Office Building

Health Care on the Hill – Week of October 7, 2013

With the ongoing government shutdown, the Congressional calendar has been up in the air. A number of hearings scheduled for last week were postponed, and we recommend that you reconfirm that the following hearings are still scheduled to happen the day prior.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

10:00 a.m.
“Transforming Medicare Post-Acute Care: Issues and Options”
Senate Finance Committee Hearing
219 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

1:00 p.m.
“The Effects of the Health Law’s Definitions of Full-Time Employee on Small Businesses”
House Small Business Subcommittee on Health and Technology Hearing
2360 Rayburn House Office Building

Thursday, October 10, 2013

10:00 a.m.
“Between Peril and Promise: Facing the Dangers of VA’s Skyrocketing Use of Prescription Painkillers to Treat Veterans”
House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health Hearing
334 Cannon House Office Building

Health Care on the Hill: Week of September 30, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

10:00 a.m.
Executive Session – Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013, CHIMP Act Amendments of 2013, H.R. 2094, Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2013, and Nominations
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Markup
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Thursday, October 3, 2013

10:00 a.m.
Reviewing FDA’s Implementation of FDASIA
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Hearing
2123 Rayburn House Office Building

Health Care on the Hill: Week of September 23, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

10:00 a.m.
U.S. Efforts to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

10:30 a.m.
Black Carbon – A Global Health Problem with Low-Cost Solutions
Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Hearing
406 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Thursday, September 26, 2013

10:00 a.m.
Newborn Screening Saves Lives: The Past, Present, and Future of the Newborn Screening System
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee on Children and Families Hearing
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Health Care on the Hill: Week of September 16, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

10:00 a.m.
“S. 1086 (Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2013) and Nominations”
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Markup
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

10:00 a.m.
“Federal Implementation of Obamacare: Concerns of State Governments”
House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs Hearing
2154 Rayburn House Office Building

2:00 p.m.
“Older Americans: The Changing Face of HIV/AIDS in America”
Senate Special Aging Committee Hearing
562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Thursday, September 19, 2013

10:00 a.m.
“Two Weeks Until Enrollment: Questions for CCIIO”
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing
2123 Rayburn House Office Building

Health Care on the Hill: Week of September 9, 2013

This week Congress returns to Washington, DC following their August recess and are jumping right back into legislative matters. Listed below are a few health-related hearings scheduled for this week.

Each Monday Capitol Health Record will be providing health-related highlights for the coming week.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

10:15 a.m.
PPACA Pulse Check: Part Two
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Hearing
2322 Rayburn House Office Building

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

2:00 p.m.
The Threat to Americans’ Personal Information: A Look into the Security and Reliability of the Health Exchange Data Hub
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies Hearing
311 Cannon House Office Building

Thursday, September 12, 2013

10:00 a.m.
Dental Crisis in America: The Need to Address Cost
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging Hearing
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Thursday, September 12, 2013 and Friday, September 13, 2013

In addition to the above Congressional hearings, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) will be meeting in Washington, DC on Thursday and Friday to discuss recommendations regarding Medicare payment policies. MedPAC will meet at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW) from 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday (agenda).