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June 23-28: See what events are coming in healthcare

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June 23-28: See what events are coming in healthcare

Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of June 23.

Highlights include the HFMA Annual Conference, explanatory conference calls by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and a Senate hearing on legislation to address surprise healthcare bills.

Sunday, June 23

HFMA Annual Conference 2019, Orlando (through June 26). Learn more.

8th Annual Conference of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon), Washington, D.C. (through June 26). Learn more.

Leading Age Collaborative Care & Health IT Innovations Summit, Baltimore (through June 25). Learn more.

Monday, June 24

Deadline for comments on the proposed rule for the FY20 Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long-term Acute Care Hospital Prospective Payment System. Learn more.

American Health Lawyers Association Annual Conference, Boston (through June 26). Learn more.

Deadline for applications to join the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced model. Learn more.

Public meeting held by CMS to discuss CY20 Medicare Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule payments for new or substantially revised clinical lab codes. Learn more.

Tuesday, June 25

Hearing by the Health Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce titled “Reauthorizing Vital Health Programs for American Families.” Learn more.

RISE Special Needs Plan Leadership Summit, New York City (through June 27). Learn more.

Webcast by the Health Resources Services Administration titled “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.” Learn more and register.

Webinar by CMS titled “Measuring Quality to Improve Quality: Strengths and Challenges of Clinical Quality Measurement.” Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) titled “Making Bold Decisions to Grow Patient Volumes.” Learn more.

Webinar by the American Health Association (AHA) titled “Evolving Care Models: Aligning Care Delivery to Emerging Payment Models.” Learn more.

Webinar by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) titled “HSAs/FSAs: Consumer Attitudes Impacting Health and Wealth.” Learn more.

Webcast by the Brookings Institute titled “Hospital productivity trends: Implications for Medicare payment policy.” Learn more.

Wednesday, June 26

Hearing by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on the “Lower Health Care Costs Act.” Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by the NRHA titled “Chronic Care Management: Extend Access to Healthcare Services While Increasing Health and Performance.” Learn more.

Webinar by AHA titled “Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems.” Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by AHIP titled "Opioid Abuse Prediction: Using Socio-Demographics to Generate Insights." Learn more.

Webinar co-sponsored by CMS titled “CMS Enforcement Efforts Related to Administrative Simplification.” Learn more.

Thursday, June 27

Listening session held by CMS on “Hospital Co-location.” Learn more and register.

Webinar by CMS titled “Measuring Quality to Improve Quality: Strengths and Challenges of Clinical Quality Measurement” (repeated from June 25). Learn more.

Briefing by the Alliance for Health Policy in Washington, D.C. titled “Addressing the Drivers of Maternal Mortality.” Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by CMS titled “Promising Practices for Supporting Dually Eligible Older Adults with Complex Pain Needs.” Learn more.

Friday, June 28

Deadline to submit a measure proposal through the Annual Call for Measures for eligible hospitals and critical access hospitals participating in the Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program. Learn more.

Deadline to submit a notice of intent to apply to the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Learn more.

Deadline for comments on potential revisions to the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Health Plan Survey 5.0. Learn more.

Webcast by the Bipartisan Policy Center titled “Good Health is Good Business.” Learn more.

About the Authors

Rich Daly, HFMA senior writer/editor

is based in the Washington, D.C., office. Follow Rich on Twitter: @rdalyhealthcare

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