POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health-Related Legislation Recently Introduced cont.


H.R. 5465 (HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand health savings accounts; BERA of California; to the Committee on Ways and Means, Sept. 15.

H.RES. 725 (VETERANS’ HEALTH),commending the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs for their joint campaign to raise awareness during September, Suicide Prevention Month, to reduce suicide among members of the U.S. Armed Forces and veterans; ESTY; jointly, to the committees on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs, Sept. 15.

S. 2813 (PROSTATE CANCER), to establish the National Prostate Cancer Council for improved screening, early detection, assessment and monitoring of prostate cancer, and to direct the development and implementation of a national strategic plan to expedite advancement of diagnostic tools and the transfer of such tools to patients; BOXER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Sept. 16.

S. 2818 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to add physical therapists to the list of providers allowed to utilize locum tenens arrangements under Medicare; GRASSLEY; to the Committee on Finance, Sept. 18.

S. 2825 (CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES), to amend the Controlled Substances Act to treat as dispensing the delivery of a controlled substance by a pharmacy to a practitioner, pursuant to a patient-specific prescription of the practitioner, under certain circumstances; BROWN; to the Committee on the Judiciary, Sept. 18.

S. 2830 (NATIVE AMERICANS), to permanently reauthorize the special diabetes programs for Indians; TESTER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Sept. 16.

H.R. 5475 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), to amend Title 38, U.S. Code, to improve the care provided by the secretary of veterans affairs to newborn children; COLLINS of Georgia; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Sept. 16.

H.R. 5481 (MEDICARE/MEDICAID), to continue the use of a three-month quarter EHR reporting period for health care providers to demonstrate meaningful use for 2015 under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payment programs, and for other purposes; ELLMERS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, Sept. 16.

H.R. 5484 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a national center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the armed forces, to establish an advisory board on exposure to toxic substances and for other purposes; BENISHEK; jointly, to the committees on Veterans’ Affairs and Armed Services, Sept. 16.

H.R. 5498 (PRIMARY CARE), to establish a demonstration program to facilitate physician reentry into clinical practice to provide primary health services; SARBANES; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Sept. 16.

S. 2839 (SUBSTANCE ABUSE), to authorize the attorney general to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use; WHITEHOUSE; to the Committee on the Judiciary, Sept. 17.



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