Recent Congressional health policy hearings have addressed the following issues:

  • The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on generic drug pricing;
  • The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee focused on its concerns associated with transparency in passage and implementation of the Affordable Care Act in a hearing featuring CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Dr. Jonathan Gruber (); and
  • The House Energy and Commerce Committee addressed fiscal challenges and opportunities for savings within the federal health care budget, and the future of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Looking ahead to 2015, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton has indicated that his panel will hold a hearing on preparation for ICD-10 implementation.