POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


H.R. 2461 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the treatment of certain physician pathology services under Medicare; DAVIS of Kentucky; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, July 8.

H.R. 2468 (MEDICARE), to ensure that home health agencies can assign the most appropriate skilled professional to conduct the initial assessment visit and complete the comprehensive assessment for home health services for Medicare beneficiaries requiring rehabilitation therapy under a home health plan of care, based upon physician referral; BOUSTANY; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, July 8.

H.R. 2470 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to improve the electronic health information systems and capabilities of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs; DONNELLY of Indiana; jointly, to the committees on Armed Services and Veterans’ Affairs, July 8.

H.R. 2472 (PEER REVIEW), to amend the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 to prohibit health care entities from reporting certain professional review actions against health care professionals before adequate notice and hearing procedures are afforded to such professionals, and for other purposes; HECK; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 8.

H. RES. 343 (PATIENT PRIVACY), expressing disapproval of the decision by the Supreme Court in Sorrell v. IMS Health Inc.; MARKEY; jointly, to the committee on Energy and Commerce and the Judiciary, July 8.

H.R. 2486 (PUBLIC HEALTH), amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for health data regarding Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; BORDALLO; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 11.

S. 1350 (DISEASE RESEARCH), to expand the research, prevention, and awareness activities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health with respect to pulmonary fibrosis, and for other purposes; COONS; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, July 12.

H.R. 2499 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema under Medicare and to reduce costs under such program related to the treatment of lymphedema; KISSELL; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, July 12.

H.R. 2500 (MEDICARE/MEDICAID), to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify the application of EHR payment incentives in cases of multi-campus hospitals; BURGESS; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, July 12.

H.R. 2505 (DISEASE RESEARCH), to expand the research, prevention, and awareness activities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health with respect to pulmonary fibrosis, and for other purposes; PAULSEN; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 12.

S. 1356 (MEDICAID), to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to encourage states to increase generic drug utilization under Medicaid, and for other purposes; BROWN of Massachusetts; to the Committee on Finance, July 13.

H.R. 2510 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for timely access to post-mastectomy items under Medicare; SUTTON; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, July 13.

H.R. 2518 (DISEASE PREVENTION), to extend for five years the authorization of appropriations for the sickle cell disease prevention and treatment demonstration program; DAVIS of Illinois; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 13.

H.R. 2522 (MEDICARE/MEDICAID), to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve oversight of nursing facilities under Medicare and Medicaid by preventing inappropriate influence over surveyors, and for other purposes; ROYBAL-ALLARD; jointly, to the committee on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce, July 13.

H.R. 2523 (PHYSICIANS), to assure that the services of a nonemergency department physician are available to hospital patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week in all non-federal hospitals with at least 100 licensed beds; SCHAKOWSKY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, July 13.

S. 1368 (REFORM), to amend the PPACA to repeal distributions for medicine qualified only if for prescribed drug or insulin; ROBERTS; to the Committee on Finance, July 14.

H.R. 2529 (REFORM), to amend the PPACA to repeal distributions for medicine qualified only if for prescribed drug or insulin; JENKINS; jointly, to the committees on Ways and Means and Appropriations, July 14.



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