Congressional committees have held a number of hearings recently on health policy issues, include the following
- A House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on “Medicare Post-Acute Care Delivery and Options to Improve It.”
- A Senate Commerce Committee hearing on “Advancing Telehealth Through Connectivity.”
- A Senate Finance Committee hearing on the impact of the ACA medical device tax on jobs, innovation, and patients.
- A House Ways and Means Committee hearing on ACA individual and employer mandates.
- A House Education and the Workforce Committee hearing on how the ACA is affecting America’s workplaces.
- A Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on IRS challenges in implementing the ACA.
Looking ahead, the following hearings are scheduled next week:
- An April 28 Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing will focus on “Continuing America’s Leadership: The Future of Medical Innovation for Patients.”
- Also on April 28, the Finance Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Creating a More Efficient and Level Playing Field: Audit and Appeals Issues in Medicare.”
- On April 30, the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing on the 21st Century Cures Act; the Subcommittee expects to release a discussion draft of the bill next week.