POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.


S. 1192 (BREAST CANCER), to amend the Public Health Service Act to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery, especially patients who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options; BLUNT; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; May 5

S. 1194 (DISABILITY), to require the Commissioner of Social Security to update the medical-vocational guidelines used in disability determinations; HATCH; to the Committee on Finance; May 5

S. 1198 (DISABILITY), to amend title II of the Social Security Act to exclude certain medical sources of evidence in making disability determinations; HATCH; to the Committee on Finance; May 5

S. 1205 (NURSING), to designate the same individual serving as the Chief Nurse Officer of the Public Health Service as the National Nurse for Public Health; MERKLEY; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; May 6

S. 1211 (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; COCHRAN; to the Committee on Finance; May 6

S. 1253 (DISPOSABLE MEDICAL TECHNOLGY), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage of certain disposable medical technologies under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; BURR; to the Committee on Finance; May 7

S. 1257 (VHA), to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify authorities relating to the collective bargaining of employees in the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes; BROWN; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; May 7



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