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Look Ahead: Committee Announces Hearing Schedule for the Week of June 23


Committee Will Hold Second 21st Century Cures Roundtable and Review Medicare Fraud

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 23, 2014. The committee will continue its 21st Century Cures initiative with a roundtable to discuss digital health care opportunities and will convene a hearing to conduct oversight of the Medicare program.

On Tuesday, the Health Subcommittee will hold its second 21st Century Cures roundtable to discuss how to leverage technology and innovation to accelerate the #Path2Cures. The committee recently released a white paper exploring how advances in technology can bring the United States’ health care system into the 21st Century and soliciting feedback on the subject. An all-star lineup of experts will continue this important discussion in the 21st Century Cures initiative. A list of participants is available here.

On Wednesday, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will examine Medicare errors, fraud, and abuse. Members will hear from the HHS Office of Inspector General, the Government Accountability Office, and the Center for Program Integrity at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service. Members will discuss how to root out wasteful and fraudulent spending in the Medicare program and what steps are needed to strengthen the program. The Majority Memorandum and witness testimony will be made available here.

Hearing Details:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

10 AM
2123 Rayburn HOB
Subcommittee on Health
Roundtable on “21st Century Cures Roundtable: Digital Health Care”

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

10 AM
2123 Rayburn HOB
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Hearing on “Medicare Program Integrity: Screening Out Errors, Fraud, and Abuse”


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