POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.


H.R. 2123 (VA), to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish non-formulary drugs and medicines to veterans diagnosed with mental health disorders, and for other purposes; MURPHY; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; April 30

H.R. 2124 (GME), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions, and for other purposes; CROWLEY; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means Energy and Commerce; April 30

H.R. 2126 (HIPAA), to prohibit the Secretary of Health and Human Services from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10 in implementing the HIPAA code set standards; POE; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means; April 30

H.R. 2136 (BENEFIT DECISIONS), to amend titles II and XVI of the Social Security Act to provide for quality reviews of benefit decisions, and for other purposes; JOHNSON; to the Committee on Ways and Means; April 30

H.R. 2138 (ANESTHESIA), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide payment under part A of the Medicare Program on a reasonable cost basis for anesthesia services furnished by an anesthesiologist in certain rural hospitals in the same manner as payments are provided for anesthesia services furnished by anesthesiologist assistants and certified registered nurse anesthetists in such hospitals, and for other purposes; JENKINS; to the Committee on Ways and Means; April 30

H.R. 2139 (VA), to amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide notice of average times for processing claims and percentage of claims approved, and for other purposes; O’ROURKE; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; April 30

H.R. 2145 (VA), to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish the Physician Ambassadors Helping Veterans program to seek to employ physicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs on a without compensation basis in practice areas and specialties with staffing shortages and long appointment waiting times; CULBERSON; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; April 30

H.R. 2151 (DSH), to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve the calculation, oversight, and accountability of non-DSH supplemental payments under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes; COLLINS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; April 30

H.R. 2156 (RAC), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform the practices of recovery audit contractors under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; GRAVES; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; April 30

H.R. 2193 (VA), to amend title 38, United States Code, to modify authorities relating to the collective bargaining of employees in the Veterans Health Administration; TAKANO; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; April 30

H. Res. 237 (ALZHEIMER’S), declaring that achieving the primary goal of the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease of the Department of Health and Human Services to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer’s disease by 2025 is an urgent national priority; WATERS; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Foreign Affairs; April 30

H. Res. 238 (MINORITY HEALTH), promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2015, which includes bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such as American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders; GREEN; to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform; April 30



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