POLICY BRIEFINGS


Health Legislation Recently Introduced cont.2


S.3030 (introduced by Sen. Jon Tester): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count resident time spent in a critical access hospital as resident time spent in a nonprovider setting for purposes of making Medicare direct and indirect graduate medical education payments; to the Committee on Finance; June 8

S.3035 (introduced by Sen. Dean Heller): A bill to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to increase the use of medical scribes to maximize the efficiency of physicians at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; June 8

S. 3039 (introduced by Sen. King): A bill to support programs for mosquito-borne and other vector-borne disease surveillance and control; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions; June 9

S. 3040 (introduced by Sen. Blunt): An original bill making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes; from the Committee on Appropriations; placed on the calendar; June 9

S. 3043 (introduced by Sen. Klobuchar): A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program establishing a patient self-scheduling appointment system, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs; June 9



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