Note: The K&A offices will be closed on Thursday July 2nd and Friday July 3rd due to the Independence Day holiday. We will resume our regular memos on Monday, July 6th, but we will be sure to inform clients as soon as possible in the event that CMS releases the CY2016 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) or Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) proposed rules this week.
Below is an overview of federal activity in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and federal agencies this week related to health care and/or other areas of interest for our clients.
House of Representatives
The House is currently in recess, and will reconvene on Tuesday, July 7.
The Senate is currently in recess, and will reconvene on Tuesday, July 7.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA will hold a meeting of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, The National Institutes on Drug Abuse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Health Resources and Services Administration, to discuss increasing the use of naloxone to reduce the incidence of opioid drug overdose fatalities.
Date and time: Wednesday, July 1 – Thursday, July 2
Location: FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Building 31 Conference Center, the Great Room, Room 1503, Silver Spring, MD
The meeting agenda is available HERE.