POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont.


S.Res.140 (introduced by Sen. Johnny Isakson): A resolution supporting the designation of April 2017 as “Parkinson’s Awareness Month”; submitted, considered, and agreed to in the Senate.

H.R.2163 (introduced by Rep. Brian K. Fitzpatrick): To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require physicians and physician’s offices to be treated as covered device users required to report on certain adverse events involving medical devices, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.2164 (introduced by Rep. Brian K. Fitzpatrick): To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices; Energy and Commerce

S.967: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase access to ambulance services under the Medicare program and to reform payments for such services under such program, and for other purposes; Finance

S.974; A bill to promote competition in the market for drugs and biological products by facilitating the timely entry of lower-cost generic and biosimilar versions of those drugs and biological products; Judiciary

S.977: A bill to permit occupational therapists to conduct the initial assessment visit and complete the comprehensive assessment under a Medicare home health plan of care for certain rehabilitation cases; Finance

S.980: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for payments for certain rural health clinic and Federally qualified health center services furnished to hospice patients under the Medicare program; Finance

S.986: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit hospitals in all-urban States to be considered Medicare dependent hospitals, and for other purposes; Finance



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