POLICY BRIEFINGS


Recently Introduced Health Legislation Cont.


S.2051 (introduced by Sen. Rob Portman): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize the physician self-referral prohibitions to promote care coordination in the merit-based incentive payment system and to facilitate physician practice participation in alternative payment models under the Medicare program, and for other purposes; Finance

S.2052 (introduced by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch): A bill to provide for temporary funding for health insurance cost-sharing reduction payments and provide targeted tax relief, and for other purposes; Finance

S.2055 (introduced by Sen. Gary C. Peters): A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to better address substance use and substance use disorders among young people; Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

S.2057 (introduced by Sen. Tammy Baldwin): A bill to prevent conflicts of interest that stem from the revolving door that raises concerns about the independence of pharmaceutical regulators; Homeland Security and Government Affairs

H.R.4225 (introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson): To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by clarifying that State Exchanges are prohibited from imposing fees or assessments on issuers of excepted benefits and standalone dental plans not sold through an Exchange; Energy and Commerce

H.R.4226 (introduced by Rep. Ron Kind): To amend the Public Health Service Act to designate certain medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs as health professional shortage areas, and for other purposes; Energy and Commerce

H.R.4229 (introduced by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers): To extend the transition to new payment rates for durable medical equipment under the Medicare program and amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to update the Medicare budget neutrality requirement for oxygen; Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means

S.2059 (introduced by Sen. John Thune): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a 90-day period for the determination of whether a MIPS eligible professional or eligible hospital is a meaningful EHR user and to remove the all-or-nothing approach to meaningful use, and for other purposes; Finance

S.2063 (introduced by Sen. Jon Tester): A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit to Congress certain documents relating to the Electronic Health Record Modernization Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs; Veterans’ Affairs

S.2065 (introduced by Sen. Todd C. Young): A bill to establish a demonstration program to provide integrated care for Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease, and for other purposes; Finance

S.2066 (introduced by Sen. Bill Nelson): A bill to provide housing and Medicaid assistance to families affected by a major disaster, and for other purposes; Finance

S.2067 (introduced by Sen. Mike Crapo): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of certain DNA Specimen Provenance Assay clinical diagnostic laboratory tests; Finance



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