Health highlights today

Glenn Hackbarth, who heads the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, will testify Wednesday before the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee, led by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.). The topic is a big one: how to transition Medicare into a system that rewards quality of care in lieu of quantity. 

The American Enterprise Institute hosts a forum this morning to examine the push for new comparative effectiveness research — studies that compare different treatments for the same ailment to uncover which work the best.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced yesterday that it has postponed next week’s hearing on some Johnson & Johnson drugs that were recently recalled. The new date has yet to be determined.