POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.1


H.R. 1453 (ASC), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; NUNES; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; March 18

H.R. 1455 (FDA), to require the Food and Drug Administration to expedite review of pharmaceuticals that are approved for marketing in the European Union; STIVERS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 18

S. 768 (SPEECH GENERATING DEVICES), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiary access to eye tracking accessories for speech generating devices and to remove the rental cap for durable medical equipment under the Medicare Program with respect to speech generating devices; VITTER; to the Committee on Finance; March 18

S. 775 (INSURANCE), to amend the Public Health Service Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from the definition of health insurance coverage certain medical stop-loss insurance obtained by certain plan sponsors of group health plans; CASSIDY; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; March 18

S. 776 (PART D), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to medication therapy management under part D of the Medicare program; ROBERTS; to the Committee on Finance; March 18

H.R. 1458 (POST-ACUTE CARE), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide bundled payments for post-acute care services under parts A and B of Medicare, and for other purposes; MCKINLEY; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; March 19

H.R. 1462 (OPIOID ABUSE), to combat the rise of prenatal opioid abuse and neonatal abstinence syndrome; CLARK; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 19

H.R. 1468 (BRAIN HEALTH), to galvanize United States Government programs in support of brain health for global victims of autism, hydrocephalus and Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, and for other purposes; SMITH; jointly, to the committees on Foreign Affairs and Energy and Commerce; March 19

H.R. 1469 (NIH); to improve, coordinate, and enhance rehabilitation research at the National Institutes of Health; LANGEVIN; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 19

H.R. 1470 (SGR), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and improve Medicare payments for physicians and other professionals, and for other purposes; BURGESS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and the Judiciary; March 19

H.R. 1479 (HOSPTIAL WAGE INDEX), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply budget neutrality on a State-specific basis in the calculation of the Medicare hospital wage index floor for non-rural areas; BRADY; to the Committee on Ways and Means; March 19



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