POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings


Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee: field hearing titled “Opiate Abuse;” 2:15 p.m., Allegheny General Hospital, McGovern Auditorium, 320 E. North Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.; Oct. 15

House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee: hearing titled “Evaluating VA Primary Care Delivery, Workload, and Cost;” 10:00 a.m., 334 Cannon Bldg., Oct. 22


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 3691 (introduced by Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the residential treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women and to establish a pilot program to provide grants to State substance abuse agencies to promote innovative service delivery models for such women; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; October 6

H. Res. 463 (introduced by Rep. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania): A resolution recognizing October 7th as National Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; October 6

S. 2141 (introduced by Sen. Cassidy): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to health information technology; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; October 6

H.R. 3696 (introduced by Rep. Titus): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent Medicare part B premium and deductible increases for 2016; 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; October 6

S. 2148 (introduced by Sen. Wyden): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent an increase in the Medicare part B premium and deductible in 2016; to the Committee on Finance; October 6

S. 2151 (introduced by Sen. Thune for himself and Sen. Casey): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide liability protections for volunteer practitioners at health centers under section 330 of such Act; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; October 6

S. 2153 (introduced by Sen. Grassley): A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require applicable manufacturers to include information regarding payments made to physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other advance practice nurses in transparency reports submitted under section 1128G of such Act; to the Committee on Finance; October 6

S. 2159 (introduced by Sen. Vitter): A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow for greater State flexibility with respect to excluding providers who are involved in abortions; to the Committee on Finance; October 6

H.R. 3696 (introduced by Rep. Titus): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent Medicare part B premium and deductible increases for 2016; 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; October 7

S. 2148 (introduced by Sen. Wyden): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent an increase in the Medicare part B premium and deductible in 2016; to the Committee on Finance; October 7

S. 2151 (introduced by Sen. Thune for himself and Sen. Casey): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide liability protections for volunteer practitioners at health centers under section 330 of such Act; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; October 7



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