Press Releases

June 28, 2013 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Following the Energy and Commerce Committee’s release of an advanced legislative framework to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system, leading members of Congress reacted with increased optimism on reforming the current Medicare physician payment system.
June 28, 2013 | Press Release
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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 28, 2013 | Press Release
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
June 27, 2013 | Press Release
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.

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