Dear Colleague – TODAY AT 10:30: BRIEFING ON EFFORTS TO INCREASE COST TRANSPARENCY IN HEALTH CARE

From: The Honorable Lynn Jenkins Sent By: colin.brainard@mail.house.gov Date: 10/21/2014 Date:               Today Time:               10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Location:         U.S. Capitol, H-137 Speaker:          David Newman, Executive Director of the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) Congresswoman Jenkins invites you to attend a briefing on an important effort to increase price transparency in health care.  As health […]

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How Initiatives to Reduce Fraud in Federal Health Care Programs Affect the Budget

Observers often cite fraud as an important contributor to high health care spending, particularly in federal programs. This report describes how CBO estimates the budgetary effects of legislative proposals to reduce fraud in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and how those estimates are used in the Congressional budget process. What Is […]

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More Guidance Needed for In-School BMI Screening

From: The Honorable Theodore E. Deutch Sent By: joel.richard@mail.house.gov Date: 10/20/2014 More Guidance Needed for In-School BMI Screening Letter Closes Friday 10/24 Dear Colleague, Please join me in requesting additional research and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding in-school Body Mass Index (BMI) screening. Childhood obesity is a serious concern due […]

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