Energy and Commerce Committee

Health (115th Congress)

Walden, Burgess, and Harper on Trump Administration’s Plan to Combat the Opioid Crisis


WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) issued the following statement after the Trump Administration released its plan to combat the opioid crisis.

“We welcome the Trump Administration's proposals and look forward to continuing to work closely with them to combat the deadly scourge. From helping those struggling with addiction on the road to recovery to providing resources to those on the front lines combating the crisis, we see...

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Bipartisan and Bicameral Letter to CMS Regarding T-MSIS


Excerpt: “Certainly, there has been a long-standing bipartisan interest in improving the quality of data available at the federal level in Medicaid,” the leaders wrote to CMS. “This issue has been the focus of several reports from both GAO and the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services. The lack of quality Medicaid data may potentially hinder more robust program oversight, policy development, quality improvement, and other efforts.”

To read a copy of the letter, click here.


Burgess, Roskam Statements on CMS Proposal to Medicare Advantage Program


WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Peter Roskam (R-IL) issued the following statements after leading a letter, along with 42 Republican Members of both committees, to the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma regarding its annual Advance Notice and Draft Call Letter proposing new rates and policies for the Medicare Advantage (MA) Program for 2019:

“I welcome...

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Health (115th Congress)


Health (115th Congress)