A number of Congressional panels have held hearings recently on health policy issues, including the following:

  • The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee has held hearings on “Crossing the Quality Chasm in Health Reform” and “Implementing Best Patient Care Practices.” The HELP Committee also has scheduled a hearing for February 17 on “Improving Care Through Innovation.”
  • The House Small Business Committee held hearings on health care reform, the employer-provided health care outlook, and the impact of DMEPOS competitive bidding on small businesses.
  • The Senate Budget Committee held a hearing on “Key Issues and Budget Options for Health Reform.”