POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 1526 (DMEPOS), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify policies relating to payment under the Medicare program for durable medical equipment, orthotics and prosthetics, and prosthetic devices, and for other purposes; MEADOWS; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; March 23

H.R. 1530 (ORTHOTICS/PROSTHETICS), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to refine how Medicare pays for orthotics and prosthetics, to improve beneficiary experience and outcomes with orthotic and prosthetic care, and to streamline the Medicare administrative appeals process, and for other purposes; THOMPSON; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; March 23

H.R. 1532 (VA), to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the distance requirements regarding the eligibility of certain veterans to receive medical care and services from non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, and for other purposes; EMMER; to the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; March 23

H.R. 1533 (MEDICAL DEVICE TAX), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices, and for other purposes; ADAMS; to the House Committee on Ways and Means; March 23

H.R.1536 (RESEARCH CREDIT), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase and make permanent the research credit; BROWNLEY; to the House Committee on Ways and Means; March 23

H.R.1537 (RARE DISEASES), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize a program of priority review to encourage treatments for rare pediatric diseases, and for other purposes; BUTTERFIELD; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 23

H.R.1538 (MARIJUANA), to extend the principle of federalism to State drug policy, provide access to medical marijuana, and enable research into the medicinal properties of marijuana; COHEN; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, the Judiciary, Financial Services, and Veterans’ Affairs; March 23

H.R.1547 (PPACA), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal certain limitations on health care benefits enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; PAULSEN; to the House Committee on Ways and Means; March 23

H.R.1552 (ANTIMICROBIALS), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to preserve the effectiveness of medically important antimicrobials used in the treatment of human and animal diseases; SLAUGHTER; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; March 23

S. 829 (ORTHOTICS/PROSTHETICS), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to refine how Medicare pays for orthotics and prosthetics and to improve beneficiary experience and outcomes with orthotic and prosthetic care, and for other purposes; GRASSLEY; to the Committee on Finance; March 23



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