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Sept. 9-13: Senate committee to vote on HHS funding

News | Medicare Payment and Reimbursement

Sept. 9-13: Senate committee to vote on HHS funding

Senate appropriators will vote on funding for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, among other key healthcare finance events around the country next week.

Monday, Sept. 9

Webinar sponsored by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) titled “Social Determinants of Health: Impacting Highest-Need Populations.” Learn more.

Deadline for public comments on draft recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that primary care clinicians screen all adults for illicit drug use, including nonmedical prescription drug use. Learn more.

Deadline for public comments on the CMS home health prospective payment system proposed rule for CY20. Learn more.

The HealthCare Executive Group’s 2019 HCEG Annual Forum, Boston (through Sept. 11). Learn more.

RISE West, San Diego (through Sept. 11). Learn more.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

Webinar hosted by HFMA titled “Understanding Medicare’s Final FY 2020 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) Rule.” Learn more.

Votes on the Labor-HHS-Education spending bill by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Learn more.

Votes by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee on several bills aimed at combating the country's increasing rates of maternal mortality. Learn more.

Webinar by Premier titled “CMS’s Kidney Care and Radiation Oncology Payment Models — Premier’s Comment Letter on the Mandatory Programs.” Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by AHIP titled “Big Changes for 2020: CMS’s Blockbuster Announcements.” Learn more.

Advocacy Day by the American Hospital Association to lobby members of Congress. Learn more.

Meeting of the Food and Drug Administration’s Patient Engagement Advisory Committee on cybersecurity and how to communicate with patients about cybersecurity vulnerabilities in medical devices. Learn more.

Webcast by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to examine how wording changes in emailed and mailed survey invitations can increase participation in CAHPS patient experience surveys. Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by the Medical Group Management Association titled “Cloud Faxing Enablement for Secure Document Exchange.” Learn more.

Event at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C., titled “After repeal and replace: The Fair Care Act and the 2020 campaign plans.” Learn more.

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Webinar sponsored by AHIP titled “Specialty Drugs: Data-Driven Strategies to Contain Costs.” Learn more.

CMS Open Door Forum on the new Medicare card. Learn more.

Outreach and education webinar for participants in CMS’s hospital quality program. Learn more.

Webcast of public event sponsored by Health Affairs titled “Health Spending: Moving from Theory to Action.” Learn more.

Thursday, Sept. 12

Webinar sponsored by HFMA titled “Building valid and meaningful physician performance reporting.” Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by AHIP titled “Intelligent Automation in Healthcare.” Learn more.

CMS Special Open Door Forum, “Developing a Hospice Patient Assessment Tool.” Learn more.

Webcast briefing by Health Affairs titled “Military Health Systems.” Learn more.

Friday, Sept. 13

Webinar sponsored by AHIP titled “Telehealth for Medicare Advantage Members: Senior Telehealth Trends and Rollout Best Practices.” 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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