POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.3


S. 1396 (INSURANCE), to establish a demonstration program requiring the utilization of Value-Based Insurance Design in order to demonstrate that reducing the copayments or coinsurance charged to Medicare beneficiaries for selected high-value prescription medications and clinical services can increase their utilization and ultimately improve clinical outcomes, enhance beneficiary satisfaction, and lower health care expenditures; THUNE; to the Committee on Finance; May 20

S. 1406 (COMPOUNDING), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to pharmacy compounding; VITTER; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; May 20

H.R. 2488 (PPACA), to preserve Medicare beneficiary choice by restoring and expanding the Medicare open enrollment and disenrollment opportunities repealed by section 3204(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; ROTHFUS; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; May 21

H.R. 2502 (BUNDLED PAYMENTS), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for bundled payments for certain episodes of care surrounding a hospitalization; BLACK; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; May 21

H.R. 2505 (MA), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the annual reporting of data on enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans; KELLY; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; May 21

H.R. 2506 (MA), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to delay the authority to terminate Medicare Advantage contracts for MA plans failing to achieve minimum quality ratings; BUCHANAN; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; May 21

H.R. 2507 (MA), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish an annual rulemaking schedule for payment rates under Medicare Advantage; BRADY; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; May 21

H.R. 2513 (HOSPITALS), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the treatment of hospitals under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means Energy and Commerce; May 21

H.R. 2514 (VA), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent veterans from being disqualified from contributing to health savings accounts by reason of receiving medical care for service-connected disabilities under programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs; JOHNSON; to the Committee on Ways and Means; May 21

H.R. 2515 (EATING DISORDERS), to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to eating disorders, and for other purposes; DEUTCH; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, Education and the Workforce, and Ways and Means; May 21

H.R. 2516 (TELEMEDICINE), to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of health care professionals to treat veterans via telemedicine; RANGEL; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; May 21



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