Energy and Commerce Committee

Oversight and Investigations

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.”

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HEARING: #SubOversight to Hear from DEA on Role in Combating Opioid Crisis


WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) announced a hearing for Tuesday, March 20, at 10 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “The Drug Enforcement Administration’s Role in Combating the Opioid Epidemic.”

#SubOversight will question Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Acting Administrator, Robert Patterson, about his agency’s role in combating the opioid crisis. The hearing will include a focus on concerns arising from the committee’s ongoing bipartisan investigation into alleged pill dumping...

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E&C Leaders Request Information on Hospital Accreditation Processes


WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee leaders recently sent letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and four hospital accreditation entities following a series of questions raised in a September 2017 article in The Wall Street Journal about patient safety problems at hospitals.

The letters were signed by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS), and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX).

“…the Committee on Energy and Commerce is conducting oversight to ensure that...

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Oversight and Investigations


Responsible for conducting oversight and investigations of any matter related to the jurisdiction of the full committee.