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Dec. 9-13: Hearing on proposals to expand government insurance coverage is among upcoming healthcare finance events

News | Healthcare Reform

Dec. 9-13: Hearing on proposals to expand government insurance coverage is among upcoming healthcare finance events

Significant upcoming events in healthcare finance include a high-profile congressional hearing on a range of Democratic proposals to expand government-funded healthcare coverage.

Information on that event is below, along with our complete listing of healthcare finance-related hearings, conferences, webinars, public forums and deadlines for the week of Dec. 9.

Monday, Dec. 9

Health Week at the Bipartisan Policy Center, Washington, D.C. (through Dec. 11). Learn more.

Webinar by America’s Physician Groups titled “Deep Dive on the CMMI Direct Contracting Model.” Register.

Webinar by the American Hospital Association (AHA) titled “Combating Healthcare Burnout with a Data-Led Action Framework: Lessons Learned from Minnesota.” Learn more.

2019 IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, Orlando (Dec. 8-11). Learn more.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Deadline for practices to submit a nonbinding letter of intent to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in new direct contracting models. Learn more and submit letter.

Conference call by CMS to allow stakeholders to ask questions about the recently released hospital price transparency rules. Learn more.

Webinar sponsored by America’s Health Insurance Plans titled “Social Determinants of Health: Evolving Identification and Documentation.” Learn more.

America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP’s) Consumer Experience & Digital Health Forum, Chicago (through Dec. 11). Learn more.

Hearing by the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee titled “Securing the U.S. Drug Supply Chain: Oversight of FDA’s Foreign Inspection Program." Learn more.

Hearing by the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing titled "Proposals to Achieve Universal Health Care Coverage." Learn more.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Webinar sponsored by AHA titled “The Effects of Ransomware Don’t End with the Ransom.” Learn more.

Webinar by the National Association of ACOs titled “Understanding the Direct Contracting Model.” Learn more.

Public-release event of the 2019 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey, Washington, D.C. Learn more.

Thursday, Dec. 12

Part 4 of the “Infection Control” 2019 webinar series by the Joint Commission. Learn more.

Public meeting by the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, Washington, D.C. (through Dec. 13). Learn more.

Friday, Dec. 13

Webinar sponsored by AHIP titled “Real Clinical Data to Improve Health Plan Performance.” Learn more.


About the Author

Rich Daly, HFMA senior writer and editor,

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


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