POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 3037 (HOSPICE), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to hospice care under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; REED; to the Committee on Ways and Means; July 13

H.R. 3053 (VENTRICULAR DEVICES), to ensure appropriate coverage of ventricular assist devices under the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act, and for other purposes; BUCSHON; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; July 14

H.R. 3057 (CME), to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue to Federal agencies guidelines for developing procedures and requirements relating to certain primary care Federal health professionals completing continuing medical education on nutrition and to require Federal agencies to submit annual reports relating to such guidelines, and for other purposes; GRIJALVA; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; July 14

H.R. 3061 (PART D), to amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate covered part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries; WELCH; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned; July 14

S. 1757 (HIT), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to promote health care technology innovation and access to medical devices and services for which patients choose to self-pay under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; PORTMAN; to the Committee on Finance; July 14

H.R. 3080 (PPACA), to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exception to the employer health insurance mandate for Indian tribal governments and tribally owned businesses; NOEM; to the Committee on Ways and Means; July 15

H.R. 3081 (TELEMEDICINE), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit certain Medicare providers licensed in a State to provide telemedicine services to certain Medicare beneficiaries in a different State; NUNES; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce; July 15

S. 1767 (COMBINATION PRODUCTS), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to combination products, and for other purposes; ISAKSON; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; July 15

S. 1778 (TELEMEDICINE), to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit certain Medicare providers licensed in a State to provide telemedicine services to certain Medicare beneficiaries in a different State; HIRONO; to the Committee on Finance; July 15

H.R. 3090 (ALZHEIMER’S), to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for training and support services for Alzheimer’s patients and their families; WATERS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; July 16



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