WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today continued their oversight of the implementation of the president’s health care law, writing to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding a recent update to the “Essential Community Provider” (ECP) list maintained by the department.
Committee Leaders Raise Questions About Recent Update to Health Law’s Essential Community Provider ListJune 28, 2013 | Press Release
Health Subcommittee Examines Proposals for Reform and Improvement of the Medicare Part B Drug ProgramJune 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing on “Examining Reforms to Improve the Medicare Part B Drug Program for Seniors.” While most drugs under Medicare are offered to seniors through Part D drug plans, some medications and services of physicians are reimbursed through Medicare Part B.
Transparent Medicare Physician Payment Reform Process Gains Momentum - Committee Releases Advanced Legislative FrameworkJune 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today unveiled an advanced legislative framework to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and replace it with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program. The draft legislation is the latest step in the transparent process to reform the system and reward providers for delivering high-quality, efficient health care.
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders yesterday wrote to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an examination of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) settlement of lawsuits that seek to compel the agency to undertake new rulemakings, also known as “sue and settle.” Members have particular concerns about the transparency of the settlement process, the public’s ability to comment and participate, and the impact o
WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today held a hearing on “Equipping Carriers and Agencies in the Wireless Era.” The subcommittee heard from government and private sector witnesses as members continue to discuss ways to meet the needs of wireless carriers and federal agencies in a time of limited spectrum and financial resources.
Committee Leaders Concerned Waste, Fraud, and Abuse Could be Undermining Video Relay Service for Deaf and Hard-of-HearingJune 27, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today wrote to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn and FCC Inspector General David Hunt regarding the FCC’s oversight and management of the Interstate Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Fund and the Video Relay Service (VRS) program.