POLICY BRIEFINGS


CLASS Act Redo


Although the HHS Secretary said the PPACA long-term care program would not be implemented at this time, the White House said the plug has not been pulled on the program.  Republicans, spurred on by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, continues to push narrow legislation that would repeal only the CLASS Act under the health reform law.  Senator John Thune said he may offer such an amendment to the FY 2012 minibus.


Innovation Advisors Program


CMS announced it is accepting applications for a new Innovation Advisors program for up to 200 health professionals "to test new models of care delivery in their own organizations and communities…and create partnerships to find new ideas that work and share them regionally and across the United States."


Recently Introduced Health Legislation


S. 1700 (MEDICAL DEVICES), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to device review determinations and conflicts of interest, and for other purposes; KLOBUCHAR; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Oct. 13.

S. 1718 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the application of Medicare secondary payer rules for certain claims; WYDEN; to the Committee on Finance, Oct. 17.

H.R. 3183 (MEDICAL LOSS RATIO), to amend Title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to exempt licensed independent insurance producer remuneration from the medical loss ratio; YARMUTH; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Oct. 13.

H.R. 3189 (CHILDREN’S HEALTH), to direct the secretary of education to establish a program to provide grants for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator training in public elementary and secondary schools; CAPPS; jointly, to the committees on Education and the Workforce and Energy and Commerce, Oct. 13.

H.R. 3198 (CANCER SCREENING), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act and Title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to improve coverage for colorectal screening tests under Medicare and private health insurance coverage, and for other purposes; NEAL; jointly, to the committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means, Oct. 13.

H.R. 3203 (MEDICAL DEVICES), amend Section 513 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to expedite the process for requesting de novo classification of a device; BILBRAY; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Oct. 14.

H.R. 3204 (FDA GUIDANCE), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure public participation in the drafting and issuance of Level 1 guidance documents, and for other purposes; GUTHRIE; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Oct. 14.

H.R. 3205 (MEDICAL DEVICES), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to persons who, with respect to devices, are accredited to perform certain reviews or inspections; PAULSEN; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Oct. 14.

H.R. 3206 (FDA ADVISORY COMMITTEES), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to appointments to advisory committees and conflicts of interest; BURGESS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Oct. 14.

H.R. 3207 (LABORATORY TESTS), to amend the Public Health Service Act to create a pathway for premarket notification and review of laboratory-developed tests, and for other purposes; BURGESS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Oct. 14.

H.R. 3208 (MEDICAL DEVICES), to reaffirm the Safe Medical Devices Act of 1990 by requiring that the secretary of Health and Human Services establish a schedule and issue regulations as required under Section 515(i) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, and for other purposes; SHIMKUS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Oct. 14.

H.R. 3209 (FDA PREMARKET REVIEW), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide predictability, consistency, and transparency to the premarket review process; SHIMKUS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Oct. 14.

H.R. 3211 (MEDICAL DEVICES), to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to improve humanitarian device regulation; BASS of New Hampshire; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Oct. 14.

H.R. 3212 (MEDICARE), to amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to restore state authority to waive for certain facilities the 35-mile rule for designating critical access hospitals under Medicare; THORNBERRY; to the Committee on Ways and Means, Oct. 14.

H.R. 3214 (FDA), to amend the Food and Drug Administration’s mission; ROGERS of Michigan; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Oct. 14.

H.R. 3216 (VETERANS’ HEALTH), to amend Title 38, United States Code, to establish an ophthalmologic service and director of ophthalmologic services in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs; BENISHEK; to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Oct. 14.

H.R. 3218 (PATIENT PRIVACY), to amend PPACA to ensure the privacy of individually identifiable health information in connection with risk adjustment; BUCSHON; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Oct. 14.

H.R. 3230 (MEDICAL DEVICES), to direct the Food and Drug Administration, with respect to devices, to enter into agreements with certain countries regarding methods and approaches to harmonizing certain regulatory requirements; MCMORRIS RODGERS; to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, Oct. 14.

S. 1734 (INFECTIOUS DISEASES), to provide incentives for the development of qualified infectious disease products; BLUMENTHAL; to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Oct. 19.



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