Earlier this month, the House Oversight and Government Reform Health Care Subcommittee held a hearing on "Pathway to FDA Medical Device Approval: Is There a Better Way?"; the House Small Business Healthcare Subcommittee reviewed “Health IT Barriers for Small Medical Practices"; and the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing on HHS regulatory reform. The Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee also examined the ACA’s “Effects on Maintaining Health Coverage and Jobs: A Review of the Health Care Law's Regulatory Burden"; this hearing “reconvenes” on June 15. Also coming up, In addition, a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime hearing on June 14 will focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. On June 22, the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Medicare program’s financial status. Looking ahead to next month, on July 13 the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee is holding a hearing entitled “IPAB: The Controversial Consequences for Medicare and Seniors.” Under the ACA, the new Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is charged with submitting detailed proposals to Congress and the President to reduce Medicare per-capita spending if projected spending growth exceeds a target. IPAB's proposals will go into effect automatically unless Congress enacts alternative legislation to achieve the required savings (with certain exceptions).