POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.6


S. 1456 (MSSP), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the way beneficiaries are assigned under the Medicare shared savings program by also basing such assignment on primary care services furnished by Federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists; CANTWELL; to the Committee on Finance; May 22

S. 1461 (CAH), to provide for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2015; THUNE; to the Committee on Finance; May 22

S. 1463 (VA), to amend the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the distance requirement for expanded availability of hospital care and medical services for veterans through the use of agreements with non-Department of Veterans Affairs entities; MORAN; considered and passed; May 22

S. 1465 (STROKES), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to stroke telehealth services under the Medicare program; KIRK; to the Committee on Finance; May 22

S. 1466 (OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENTS), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify payment under the Medicare program for outpatient department procedures that utilize drugs as supplies, and for other purposes; KIRK; to the Committee on Finance; May 22

H.R. 2568 (RAC), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the process of audits by recovery audit contractors and the recovery of overpayments under the Medicare program; HOLDING; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; May 22

H.R. 2570 (PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS), to establish a demonstration program requiring the utilization of Value-Based Insurance Design 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 and lower health care expenditures; BLACK; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; May 22



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