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05/26/24

Manatt Webinar: Demystifying the Current State of AI

On May 20, 2024, Manatt, a Washington DC-based law firm, hosted a webinar to explain how artificial intelligence (AI) is currently regulated and opined on how it should be regulated in the future to protect from the harms of the technology.

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05/19/24

Alliance for Health Policy – 2024 Voter Priorities in Healthcare: Telling the Policy Story

On May 15, 2024, the Alliance for Health Policy hosted a webinar to discuss the role of healthcare policy in the upcoming 2024 presidential election. Experts in health policy research and journalism gathered to share insights on how voters will prioritize healthcare issues and which issues will motivate them to show up to the polls.

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05/19/24

CTA The State of Telehealth: Sustaining Access Post-Pandemic

On May 14, 2024, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) hosted an event with the American Telehealth Association (ATA) to discuss the future of telehealth. It featured a panel of Congressional staffers working on telehealth issues, presentations on how telehealth is currently used in healthcare, and what stakeholders are asking policymakers to do next.

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05/14/24

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing: Hacking America’s Health Care: Assessing the Change Healthcare Cyber Attack and What’s Next

On Wednesday, May 1, 2024, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to discuss the implications of the February 21st cyberattack on UnitedHealth Group’s (UHG) company, Change Healthcare. The Committee heard testimony from UHG’s CEO, Andrew Witty, who discussed the company’s response to the attack and the next steps for UHG.

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05/10/24

Mathematica Webinar: Is it Time to Pump the Brakes–or Hit the Gas–on Health AI?

On May 7, 2024, Mathematica hosted a webinar to discuss the complexities of AI in healthcare. The discussion was about data governance, data-enabled workflows, and things organizations should consider before using AI models.

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05/10/24

Manatt Health Webinar: The Emerging Landscape of Augmented Intelligence in Health Care

On May 1, 2024, Manatt Health hosted a webinar to discuss applications of augmented intelligence (AI) in healthcare, based on a recent study conducted by the American Medical Association (AMA). The four speakers discussed historical AI applications and how physicians should implement the technology in their practices going forward.

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04/29/24

U.S. House Education and Workforce Hearing: ERISA’s 50th Anniversary – The Path to Higher Quality, Lower Cost Health Care

On April 16, 2024, the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee hearing to discuss the 50th Anniversary of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Witnesses appreciated ERISA’s preemption provisions and fiduciary obligations and offered suggestions to enhance data sharing and reduce costs.

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04/29/24

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Hearing: Bolstering Chronic Care through Medicare Physician Payment

On April 11, 2024, the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance hosted a full committee hearing to discuss how reforms in Medicare physician payments can help seniors manage living with chronic conditions.

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04/22/24

House E&C Examining Health Sector Cybersecurity

On April 16, 2024, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing to discuss the alarming rise of ransomware attacks targeting the healthcare sector. Expert witnesses discussed the urgent need for enhanced cybersecurity measures to safeguard patient data and ensure the resilience of healthcare systems against cyber threats.

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04/21/24

U.S. House E&C Hearing: Examining Improper Payments in Medicare and Medicaid

On Tuesday, April 16, 2024, the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to address payment irregularities within the Medicare and Medicaid programs.