POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.1


S. 624 (COLORECTAL CANCER), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening; BROWN; to the Committee on Finance; March 3

S. 626
(PODIATRIC PHYSICIANS), to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to cover physician services delivered by podiatric physicians to ensure access by Medicaid beneficiaries to appropriate quality foot and ankle care, to amend title XVIII of such Act to modify the requirements for diabetic shoes to be included under Medicare, and for other purposes; GRASSLEY; to the Committee on Finance; March 3

S. 628 (PHSA), to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the designation of maternity care health professional shortage areas; KIRK; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; March 3

S. 629 (NURSING PROGRAMS), to enable hospital-based nursing programs that are affiliated with a hospital to maintain payments under the Medicare program to hospitals for the costs of such programs; PORTMAN; to the Committee on Finance; March 3

S. 636 (DRUG ABUSE), to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse; UDALL; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; March 3

S. 647 (PPACA), to repeal title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for cooperative governing of individual health insurance coverage offered in interstate commerce; CRUZ; to the Committee on Finance; March 3

H.R. 1234 (INSURANCE MARKETS), to restore to States the freedom and flexibility to regulate health insurance markets, and for other purposes; PRICE; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce; March 4

H.R. 1250 (LTCH), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide that payment under the Medicare program to a long-term care hospital for inpatient services shall not be made at the applicable site neutral payment rate for certain discharges involving severe wounds, and for other purposes; HARPER; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; March 4

H.R. 1271 (CONCUSSIONS), to provide for systemic research, treatment, prevention, awareness, and dissemination of information with respect to sports-related and other concussions; BEATTY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 4

H.R. 1272 (RURAL COMMUNITIES), to provide incentives to physicians to practice in rural and medically underserved communities, and for other purposes; BERA; to the Committee on the Judiciary; March 4



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