POLICY BRIEFINGS


Upcoming Congressional Meetings and Hearings


House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations & House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology hearing titled “VA and DOD IT: Electronic Health Records Interoperability;” 2:00 p.m., 2154 Rayburn Bldg.; October 27

House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing titled “Examining the Regulation of Diagnostic Tests and Laboratory Operations;” 10:00 a,m., 2123 Rayburn Bldg.; October 29

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing titled “Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in America: Priorities, Challenges, and Opportunities;” 10:00 a.m., 430 Dirksen Bldg.; October 29

House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing titled “Choice Consolidation: Assessing VA’s Plan to Improve Care in the Community;” 10:30 a.m., 334 Cannon Bldg.; November 3


Health Legislation Recently Introduced


H.R. 3770 (introduced by Rep. Doggett): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent surprise billing practices, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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 20

H.R. 3780 (introduced by Rep. King): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to sunset certain penalties relating to meaningful electronic health records use by Medicare eligible professionals and hospitals, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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 21

H.R. 3796 (introduced by Rep. Walker): A bill to amend section 232 of the National Housing Act to provide that nursing homes receiving low ratings for purposes of the Medicare or Medicaid programs are ineligible for mortgage insurance under such section, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Financial Services; October 21

H. Res. 487 (introduced by Rep. Jenkins of Kansas): A resolution recognizing the importance of cancer program accreditation in ensuring comprehensive, high quality, patient-centered cancer care; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce; October 22

H.R.3821 (introduced by Rep. Chris Collins): A bill to amend title XIX to require the publication of a provider directory in the case of States providing for medical assistance on a fee-for-service basis or through a primary care case-management system, and for other purposes; to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce; October 23

S. 2185 (introduced by Sen. Heitkamp): A bill to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in recognition of the fight against breast cancer; to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; October 20

S. 2187 (introduced by Sen. Donnelly): A bill to establish a third-party quality system assessment program; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; October 21

S. 2188 (introduced by Sen. Gardner): A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the humanitarian device exemption; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; October 21

S. 2196 (introduced by Sen. Casey): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories; to the Committee on Finance; October 22

S. 2197 (introduced by Sen. Crapo): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the risk adjustment under the Medicare Advantage program, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Finance; October 22

S. 2204 (introduced by Sen. Boxer): A bill to respect the Constitutional entitlement to liberty by recognizing the right of an individual to have personal control over the medical assistance and treatment necessary to alleviate intolerable physical suffering; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; October 22



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