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H 1012 - Smith A
Medicare Services in Rural Areas
02/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the provision of items and services provided to Medicare beneficiaries residing in rural areas.
H 1016 - Roe
Biological Implant Tracking by Veterans Affairs
04/21/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to adopt and implement a standard identification protocol for use in the tracking and procurement of biological implants by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1018 - Ellmers
Medicare Disposable Medical Technology Coverage
02/27/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage of certain disposable medical technologies under the Medicare program.
H 1021 - Brady K
Social Security Act to Improve Medicare Program
03/18/2015 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the integrity of the Medicare program.
H 1047 - Peters S
Permanent Housing Rental Assistance
07/15/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Authorizes private nonprofit organizations to administer permanent housing rental assistance provided through the Continuum of Care Program under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
H 105 - Conyers
Health Care Professionals Antitrust Applications
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Ensures and fosters continued patient safety and quality of care by clarifying the application of the antitrust laws to negotiations between groups of health care professionals and health plans and health care insurance issuers.
H 1055 - Cummings
Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Improves access to oral health care for vulnerable and underserved populations.
H 1062 - Graves S
FAA Medical Certifications and Appeals
03/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Amends the Pilot's Bill of Rights to facilitate appeals and to apply to other certificates issued by the Federal Aviation Administration; requires the revision of the third class medical certification regulations issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.
H 1066 - Collins C
FDA Protocols for Drug Trials
02/27/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to promote the use of adaptive trial designs, Bayesian methods, and other innovative statistical methods in clinical protocols for drugs, biological products, and devices, and with respect to the requirement to conduct postapproval studies and clinical trials.
H 1078 - Lance
FDA User Fee Sequestration Exemption
02/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Amends the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 to exempt from sequestration certain user fees of the Food and Drug Administration.
H 1083 - McDermott
State Plan Requirements under Medicaid
02/27/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to apply the Medicare restriction on self-referral to State plan requirements under Medicaid.
H 1085 - Pitts
Prevention and Public Health Fund
02/27/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Repeals the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
H 1086 - Rokita
Medical Certification of Small Aircraft Pilots
02/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on AVIATION.
Directs the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue or revise regulations with respect to the medical certification of certain small aircraft pilots.
H 1095 - Johnson H
Human-Based Training Methods for Combat Injuries
02/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Defense to use only human-based methods for training members of the Armed Forces in the treatment of severe combat injuries.
H 1096 - Byrne
Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to clarify the distance requirements regarding the eligibility of certain veterans to receive medical care and services from non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
H 111 - Forbes
Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds Protections
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Protects the Social Security and Medicare trust funds from the public debt limit.
H 1116 - Bilirakis G
Audiology Services for Medicare Beneficiaries
02/27/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide comprehensive audiology services to Medicare beneficiaries.
H 1117 - Castor
Graduate Medical Education Grants
02/27/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for graduate medical education partnerships in States with a low ratio of medical residents relative to the general population.
H 1127 - Kirkpatrick
Nursing Homes for Veterans Located on Tribal Lands
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make certain grants to assist nursing homes for veterans located on tribal lands.
H 1129 - Kirkpatrick
Veterans Office of Whistleblower and Patient Protection
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs an Office of Whistleblower and Patient Protection.
H 1151 - Blackburn
Preventive Services Task Force
02/27/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title IX of the Public Health Service Act to revise the operations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
H 1169 - Fortenberry
Contribution Limit for Health Savings Accounts
02/27/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the maximum contribution limit for health savings accounts.
H 117 - Garrett
Health Insurance Mandate Repeal
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the mandate that individuals purchase health insurance.
H 1178 - Reed T
Medicare Program Outpatient Payment Modification
03/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify payment under the Medicare program for outpatient department procedures that utilize drugs as supplies.
H 1184 - Sessions P
Medicare Coverage and Payment Revision
02/27/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to revise Medicare coverage and payment for advanced surgical dressings in skilled nursing facilities and home health settings.
H 1185 - Stivers
Opportunity for Responsible Health Savings
02/27/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide the opportunity for responsible health savings to all American families.
H 1190 - Roe
Affordable Care Act Payment Advisory Board
06/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Repeals the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
H 1191 - Barletta
Iranian Nuclear Program Agreement Oversight
05/22/2015 - Public Law No. 114-17
Creates the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015; provides for congressional review and oversight of nuclear agreements with Iran and the verification assessment with respect to such agreements; relates to provisions regarding sanctions against Iran.
H 1196 - Burgess
Health Savings Account Rules
03/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on REGULATORY REFORM, COMMERCIAL AND ANTITRUST LAW.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify rules relating to health savings accounts.
H 1200 - McDermott
Health Care for all Americans
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Provides for health care for every American; controls the cost and enhances the quality of the health care system.
H 1202 - Jenkins
Hospice Patient Care by Physician Assistants
03/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the recognition of attending physician assistants as attending physicians to serve hospice patients.
H 1211 - Napolitano
School-Based Comprehensive Mental Health Programs
03/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs.
H 1220 - Dent
Medicare Colorectal Cancer Screening
03/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening.
H 1221 - Ellmers
Podiatric Physicians Coverage
03/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to cover physician services delivered by podiatric physicians to ensure access by Medicaid beneficiaries to appropriate quality foot and ankle care; amends title XVIII of such Act to modify the requirements for diabetic shoes to be included under Medicare.
H 1225 - Pierluisi
Electronic Health Records in Puerto Rican Hospitals
03/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow certain hospitals in Puerto Rico to qualify for incentives for adoption and meaningful use of certified Electronic Health Records (EHR) technology under the Medicare program.
H 1250 - Harper
Medicare Inpatient Services for Severe Wounds
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide that payment under the Medicare program to a long-term care hospital for inpatient services shall not be made at the applicable site neutral payment rate for certain discharges involving severe wounds.
H 1270 - Jenkins
Health Savings Accounts
07/11/2016 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which disqualify expenses for over-the-counter drugs under health savings accounts and health flexible spending arrangements; relates to the treatment of certain medical expenses incurred before the establishment of an account.
H 1293 - Hastings A
Permanent Housing Grants for Chronically Homeless
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish a grant program to provide supportive services in permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals and families.
H 1300 - King P
Emergency Response Anthrax Vaccines and Antimicrobials
07/30/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to make anthrax vaccines and antimicrobials available to emergency response providers.
H 1312 - McMorris Rodger
Optometrists Scholarships and Loans
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of optometrists in the National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment programs.
H 1314 - Meehan
Bipartisan Budget Act
11/02/2015 - Public Law No. 114-74
Creates the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.
H 1319 - O'Rourke
Survey of Veterans on Medical Care
11/17/2015 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct annual surveys of veterans on experiences obtaining hospital care and medical services from medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 132 - King S
Affordable Care Act and Education Reconciliation Repeal
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H 1331 - Walz
Medical Evidence for Veterans Disability Claims
05/14/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the treatment of medical evidence provided by non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical professionals in support of claims for disability compensation under the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 1342 - Walden
Medicare Home Health Services
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program.
H 1343 - Renacci
Medicare Hospital Readmission Disparities
03/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to adjust the Medicare hospital readmission reduction program to respond to patient disparities.
H 1345 - Bass K
Medicaid Incentives for Electronic Health Records
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend to physician assistants eligibility for Medicaid incentive payments for the adoption and use of certified electronic health records, whether or not such physician assistants practice at a rural health center or Federally qualified health center.
H 1348 - Ellmers
Affordable Care Act Minimum Benefit Opt Out
03/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to allow individuals to opt out of the minimum required health benefits by permitting health insurance issuers to offer qualified health plans that offer alternative benefits to the minimum essential health benefits otherwise required.
H 1353 - Bilirakis G
FDA Period of Exclusivity
03/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to extend the period of exclusivity with respect to certain drugs.
H 1360 - Fattah
Secretary of the Treasury Revenue
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to use revenue generated by certain fines, penalties, and settlements that are not designated for restitution or any other purpose to fund evidence-based youth mentoring projects, justice reinvestment efforts, and innovations in medical research and development.
H 1361 - Guthrie
Medicaid Long-term Care Assistance
03/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Eliminates the State option to reduce the home equity exemption amount for purposes of eligibility for long-term care assistance under Medicaid.
H 1372 - Boustany
Maternal and Infant Home Visiting Program Extension
03/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title V of the Social Security Act to extend the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs.
H 1373 - Burgess
Provider Consolidation Impact on Medicare Payments
03/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to consider, within the annual rulemaking processes, the effect of regulatory changes to certain Medicare payment systems on provider consolidation.
H 1376 - Griffith M
Provisional FDA Approval of Fast Track Products
03/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends chapter V of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to permit provisional approval of fast track products.
H 138 - Issa
Affordable Care Act Repeal and Federal Health Benefits
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 and to amend Title 5, United States Code; establishes a national health program administered by the Office of Personnel Management to offer Federal employee health benefits plans to individuals who are not Federal employees.
H 1383 - Sanchez Li
Medicare Certified Adult Day Services Coverage
03/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of certified adult day services under the Medicare program.
H 1387 - Ellmers
Seasonal Alien Workers Affordable Care Act Mandate
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the determination of the employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act without regard to alien agricultural seasonal workers.
H 1400 - Griffith M
Medicaid Provider Taxes Thresholds
03/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to transition the Medicaid thresholds applied for determining acceptable provider taxes.
H 1411 - Ryan T
Nutrition and Exercise Curricula Medical School Grants
03/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for a grants program to develop and enhance integrated nutrition and physical activity curricula in medical schools.
H 1416 - Ellmers
Application of Sequestration to Payment Prevention
03/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Prevents application of sequestration to payment for certain physician-administered drugs under part B of the Medicare program in fiscal years 2016 and 2017.
H 1417 - Pierluisi
Medicare Parity in Puerto Rican Hospitals
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide parity to Puerto Rico hospitals with respect to inpatient hospital payments under the Medicare program.
H 1418 - Pierluisi
Social Security Act Amendment
03/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends part B of the title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply deemed enrollment to residents of Puerto Rico and to provide a special enrollment period and a reduction in the late enrollment penalties for certain residents of Puerto Rico.
H 1424 - Latta
Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
04/08/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on BIOTECHNOLOGY, HORTICULTURE, AND RESEARCH.
Amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to allow the marketing, distribution, or sale of solid antimicrobial copper alloys with certain claims, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to exclude certain solid antimicrobial copper alloys from regulation as drugs or devices.
H 1427 - Reed T
Coverage of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices
03/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to specify coverage of continuous glucose monitoring devices.
H 143 - Jolly
Individual Health Insurance Mandate Repeal
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the individual health insurance mandate.
H 1446 - Hurt
Privacy Protections Provisions
03/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide privacy protections that enable certain individuals to remove their profiles from the healthcare.gov website.
H 1453 - Nunes
Medicare Payments for Ambulatory Surgical Centers
03/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare program.
H 1455 - Stivers
Expedited Review of Drugs for European Union Market
03/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Food and Drug Administration to expedite review of pharmaceuticals that are approved for marketing in the European Union.
H 1458 - McKinley
Medicare Post-Acute Care Services Payments
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide bundled payments for post-acute care services under parts A and B of Medicare.
H 146 - Jones
Access to Oxygen Therapy for Armed Forces with PTSD
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to ensure that members of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or traumatic brain injury have access to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at military medical treatment facilities.
H 1465 - Thompson G
Armed Forces Mental Health Screening
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health screening before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed Forces.
H 1470 - Burgess
Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate Repeal
03/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and improve Medicare payments for physicians and other professionals.
H 1479 - Brady K
Medicare Hospital Wage Index
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply budget neutrality on a State-specific basis in the calculation of the Medicare hospital wage index floor for non-rural areas.
H 1494 - Fortenberry
Retirement Rollover to Health Savings Accounts
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit rollovers from retirement plans to health savings accounts.
H 1502 - Lewis Jo
Medicaid Payment Parity
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend for 5 years payment parity with Medicare for primary care services furnished under the Medicaid program.
H 1516 - Sensenbrenner
Medicare Rehabilitation Technology Coverage
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under the Medicare program.
H 1520 - Walberg
Social Security Surplus Protection Account
03/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Social Security Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Social Security surplus and a Medicare Surplus Protection Account in the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund to hold the Medicare surplus; provides for suspension of investment of amounts held in such accounts until enactment of legislation providing for investment of the Trust Funds in certain investment vehicles.
H 1526 - Meadows
Medicare Durable Equipment Coverage
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify policies relating to payment under the Medicare program for durable medical equipment, orthotics and prosthetics, and prosthetic devices.
H 1530 - Thompson G
Medicare Payments for Orthotics and Prosthetics
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to refine how Medicare pays for orthotics and prosthetics, to improve beneficiary experience and outcomes with orthotic and prosthetic care, and to streamline the Medicare administrative appeals process.
H 1538 - Cohen
Medical Marijuana Access and Research
04/21/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Extends the principle of federalism to State drug policy; provides access to medical marijuana; enables research into the medicinal properties of marijuana.
H 1543 - Lieu
Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Project Authorization
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations were made for fiscal year 2015.
H 1547 - Paulsen
Affordable Care Act Health Benefit Limitations
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal certain limitations on health care benefits enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 1552 - Slaughter
Effectiveness of Medically Important Antimicrobials
03/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to preserve the effectiveness of medically important antimicrobials used in the treatment of human and animal diseases.
H 1559 - Smith C
Medicare Alzheimer's Coverage
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of an initial comprehensive care plan for Medicare beneficiaries newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.
H 1570 - Bilirakis G
Transparency of Medicaid and Children's Health Funds
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for greater transparency and information with respect to Federal expenditures under the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program programs in the territories of the United States.
H 1571 - Courtney
Medicare Hospital Stay Requirements
03/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital stay requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare.
H 1575 - Brown C
Women Veterans Counseling Retreat Program
11/02/2015 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the pilot program on counseling in retreat settings for women veterans newly separated from service in the Armed Forces.
H 1590 - Roe
Electronic Health Records Development Prize Program
06/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Establishes a prize program to award a prize and contract for the development of a fully-integrated electronic health records program for use by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1600 - McKinley
Prescription Drug Cost-Sharing Requirements Limits
03/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to limit co-payment, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a specialty drug tier to the dollar amount of such requirements applicable to prescription drugs in a non-preferred brand drug tier.
H 1602 - Schakowsky
Hospital Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Requirements
03/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals.
H 1603 - Barr
Veteran Sexual Assault Victims Private Treatment
11/17/2015 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to improve the private treatment of veterans who are victims of military sexual assault.
H 1604 - MacArthur
Veterans Mental Health Care Facilities
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to expand the eligibility of veterans to receive mental health care at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
H 1608 - Reichert
Lymphedema Durable Medical Equipment
03/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment.
H 1611 - Noem
Physician Supervision of Therapeutic Services
03/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to physician supervision of therapeutic hospital outpatient services.
H 1624 - Guthrie
Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees
10/07/2015 - Public Law No. 114-60
Creates the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act; Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Public Health Service Act to revise the definition of small employer.
H 1628 - Kind
Veterans Pain Management Board
04/07/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to establish in each Veterans Integrated Service Network a pain management board.
H 1636 - Posey
Comparison of Health Outcomes in Vaccinated Populations
03/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct or support a comprehensive study comparing total health outcomes, including risk of autism, in vaccinated populations in the United States with such outcomes in unvaccinated populations in the United States.
H 1650 - Price T
Contracting Option for Medicare Items
03/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits.
H 1653 - Dingell D
Exclusion of Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage
03/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion of Medicare coverage for hearing aids and examinations therefor.
H 1664 - Culberson
Minimum Essential Health Insurance Coverage Requirement
03/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Authorizes health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale current group and individual health insurance coverage in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement.
H 1686 - DeGette
Medicare Pre-Diabetes Nutrition Coverage
03/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the occurrence of diabetes in Medicare beneficiaries by extending coverage under Medicare for medical nutrition therapy services to such beneficiaries with pre-diabetes or with risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes.
H 1688 - Denham
Graduate Medical Positions for Veterans Optometry
07/14/2015 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to designate 20 graduate medical education residency positions specifically for the study of optometry.
H 169 - Smith Ad
Critical Inpatient Services Physician Certification
01/06/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the 96-hour physician certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services.
H 170 - Smith Ad
Therapeutic Hospital Outpatient Services Supervision
01/06/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Extends the nonenforcement instruction for the Medicare direct supervision requirement for therapeutic hospital outpatient services in so far as it applies to critical access hospitals and rural hospitals, requires a study of the impact on critical access hospitals and rural hospitals of a failure to extend such instruction.
H 1707 - Loebsack
Health Providers Loan Repayment Program
03/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a Frontline Providers Loan Repayment Program.
H 1717 - Roybal-Allard
Prevention of Underage Drinking
03/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for programs and activities with respect to the prevention of underage drinking.
H 1725 - Whitfield
Controlled Substance Monitoring Program
09/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends and reauthorizes the Controlled Substance Monitoring Program; makes changes concerning health information technology systems and other matters.
H 1726 - Whitfield
Diabetes Self-Management Training
03/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to diabetes self-management training by authorizing certified diabetes educators to provide diabetes self-management training services, including as part of telehealth services, under part B of the Medicare program.
H 1727 - Whitfield
Medicare Medical Waste Supplies
03/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage, as supplies associated with the injection of insulin, of containment, removal, decontamination and disposal of home-generated needles, syringes, and other sharps through a sharps container, decontamination/destruction device, or sharps-by-mail program or similar program under part D of the Medicare program.
H 1752 - Kelly M
Health Care Sharing Ministries Health Savings Accounts
04/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make members of health care sharing ministries eligible to establish health savings accounts.
H 1761 - Tonko
National Health Service Corps Therapists
04/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the inclusion of occupational therapists in the National Health Service Corps Program.
H 1771 - Mullin
Medical Assistance Eligibility of Spouses
04/14/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to count portions of income from annuities of a community spouse as income available to institutionalized spouses for purposes of eligibility for medical assistance.
H 1774 - Griffith M
Rescheduling of Marihuana
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides for the rescheduling of marihuana, the medical use of marihuana in accordance with State law, and the exclusion of cannabidiol from the definition of marihuana.
H 1779 - Yarmuth
Runaway and Homeless Youth Act Reauthorization
11/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Reauthorizes the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.
H 1784 - Jenkins
Medicare Payments in Hospital-Based Nursing Programs
04/14/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Enables hospital-based nursing programs that are affiliated with a hospital to maintain payments under the Medicare program to hospitals for the costs of such programs.
H 1800 - Johnson S
Medical Guidelines in Disability Determinations
04/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Requires the Commissioner of Social Security to update the medical-vocational guidelines used in disability determinations.
H 1818 - Kinzinger
Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act
05/16/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Relates to the Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Support Act; amends the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to States to streamline State requirements and procedures for veterans with military emergency medical training to become civilian emergency medical technicians.
H 1821 - Neal
Opioid Overdose Drug Civil Liability Protections
06/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Provides certain protections from civil liability with respect to the emergency administration of opioid overdose drugs.
H 1842 - Valadao
Income Exclusions from Indian Health Programs
04/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income payments under the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program and certain amounts received under the Indian Health Professions Scholarships Program.
H 1854 - Collins D
Facilitating Collaboration to Increase Public Safety
01/12/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Ordered to be reported.
Increases public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, veterans treatment services, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems.
H 1859 - Collins C
Pediatric Subspecialists in the National Health Service
04/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of pediatric subspecialists in the National Health Service Corps program.
H 1860 - Boustany
Publish of Provision of Health Care by VA
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to publish information on the provision of health care by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1863 - Boustany
Veterans Medical Care Expansion
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to expand the Veterans Choice Program to veterans who would otherwise receive medical care from a deficient medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 1877 - Jenkins
Mental Health First Aid Training Grants
04/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends section 520J of the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs.
H 1886 - Tiberi
Section 1341 of the Patient Protection and Affordable C
04/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends section 1341 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to repeal the funding mechanism for the transitional reinsurance program in the individual market.
H 1904 - Cartwright
VA Grants for Orthotics and Prosthetics Degree Programs
11/17/2015 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to award grants to establish, or expand upon, master's degree or doctoral degree programs in orthotics and prosthetics.
H 1905 - Cartwright
Defense Grants for Orthotics and Prosthetics Research
04/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to award grants to fund research on orthotics and prosthetics.
H 1906 - Thompson G
Recreational Therapy in Rehabilitation Hospital
04/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include recreational therapy among the therapy modalities that constitute an intensive rehabilitation therapy program in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital or unit.
H 1919 - McMorris Rodger
Medicare Access for Eye Tracking Accessories
04/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiary access to eye tracking accessories for speech generating devices and to remove the rental cap for durable medical equipment under the Medicare Program with respect to speech generating devices.
H 1920 - Meng
Secretary of State to Provide Relevant Foreign Service
04/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of State to provide relevant Foreign Service officers with training related to medical graduates in the countries in which such officers are serving.
H 1921 - Meng
Expedited Entry for Aliens in Medical Programs
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Facilitates the expedited review of applications of aliens applying for admission to the United States under section 101(a)(15)(J) of the Immigration and Nationality Act who are coming to the United States to participate in a program under which they will receive graduate medical education or training; requires the Secretary of State to provide relevant Foreign Service officers with training regarding such aliens.
H 1934 - McMorris Rodger
Oncology Medical Home Demonstration Project
04/22/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a national Oncology Medical Home Demonstration Project under the Medicare program for the purpose of changing the Medicare payment for cancer care in order to enhance the quality of care and to improve cost efficiency.
H 1936 - Johnson S
Evidence in Disability Determinations
04/22/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title II of the Social Security Act to exclude certain medical sources of evidence in making disability determinations.
H 1953 - DeSantis
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
04/22/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires members of Congress and congressional staff to abide by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with respect to health insurance coverage.
H 1988 - Fudge
Medicaid Coverage for Substance Use Treatment
04/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for the waiver of the Medicaid IMD limitation in order to permit Medicaid coverage for substance use disorder treatment services furnished to certain individuals in a community-based institution for mental diseases.
H 2 - Burgess
Medicare Access and Children's Health Reauthorization
04/16/2015 - Public Law No. 114-10
Creates the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; repeals the sustainable growth rate and improves Medicare payment for physicians' services; relates to certain Medicare extenders, Medicare Advantage plans, home health care, extension of traditional medical assistance, diabetes program for Indians, abstinence education, the Children's Health Insurance Program, Medicare parts B and D premiums, and inpatient hospital payment rates.
H 2001 - Miller J
Adjudicated Mentally Incompetent Individuals
04/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to clarify the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes.
H 2005 - Castor
Manufacturers to Provide Drug Rebates for Low-income
04/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require drug manufacturers to provide drug rebates for drugs dispensed to low-income individuals under the Medicare prescription drug benefit program.
H 203 - Walz
Mental Health Care and Suicide Prevention Program
02/12/2015 - Public Law No. 114-2
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of annual evaluations of mental health care and suicide prevention programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to require a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration; requires a community outreach program; authorizes additional health care for veterans of combat service.
H 2035 - Neal
Medicare Coverage for Colorectal Screening
04/27/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends titles XI and 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.
H 2043 - Olson
Medicare Diagnostic Imaging Services
04/28/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure the continued access of Medicare beneficiaries to diagnostic imaging services.
H 2046 - Duffy
States Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
05/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the participation of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the prescription drug monitoring programs of the States.
H 2061 - Davis R
Health Coverage Religious Exemption
09/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate.
H 2066 - Harper
Expanded Application of Telehealth
04/28/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Promotes and expands the application of telehealth under Medicare and other Federal health care programs.
H 2069 - Lee B
National Neuromyelitis Optica Consortium
04/28/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to create a National Neuromyelitis Optica Consortium to provide grants and coordinate research with respect to the causes of, and risk factors associated with, neuromyelitis optica.
H 2083 - Capps
Safe Nurse Staffing Levels at Medicare Providers
04/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for patient protection by establishing safe nurse staffing levels at certain Medicare providers.
H 209 - Doggett
Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid Program
01/08/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Allows an exclusion under the Supplemental Security Income program and the Medicaid program for compensation provided to individuals who participate in clinical trials for rare diseases or conditions.
H 2101 - Cooper
Sex Differences in Clinical Research and Drug Review
04/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for expedited review of drugs and biological products to provide safer or more effective treatment for males or females; amends the Public Health Service Act; enhances the consideration of sex differences in basic and clinical research.
H 2102 - Davis S
Diabetes Among Medicare Beneficiaries
04/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries.
H 2104 - Eshoo
Funding in Biomedical Research
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Prioritizes funding for an expanded and sustained national investment in biomedical research.
H 2107 - Guthrie
Medicaid Enrollment Brokers Social Security Treatment
04/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify the treatment of certain Medicaid enrollment brokers.
H 2119 - Shimkus
State Medicaid Plan Waiver Requirements
04/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XI of the Social Security Act to require that State applications for State plan waivers under the Medicaid program be approved only if such applications are budget neutral.
H 2123 - Murphy T
Non-formulary Drugs for Mental Health Disorders
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish non-formulary drugs and medicines to veterans diagnosed with mental health disorders.
H 2124 - Crowley
Social Security Act Residency Positions
04/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions.
H 2126 - Poe
HIPAA Code Set Standards
04/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services from replacing ICD-9 with ICD-10 in implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) code set standards.
H 2138 - Jenkins
Medicare Cost Basis for Anesthesia Services
04/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide payment under part A of the Medicare Program on a reasonable cost basis for anesthesia services furnished by an anesthesiologist in certain rural hospitals in the same manner as payments are provided for anesthesia services furnished by anesthesiologist assistants and certified registered nurse anesthetists in such hospitals.
H 2148 - Carter E
Drug Testing for Unemployment Benefits
04/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title III of the Social Security Act to require a substance abuse risk assessment and targeted drug testing as a condition for the receipt of unemployment benefits.
H 2151 - Collins C
Non-DSH Supplemental Payments
04/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve the calculation, oversight, and accountability of non-DSH supplemental payments under the Medicaid program.
H 2156 - Graves S
Practices of Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors
04/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform the practices of recovery audit contractors under the Medicare program.
H 217 - Black
Prohibit Family Planning Grants to Abortions
01/08/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title X of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions, and for other purposes.
H 2175 - Lynch
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
04/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Amends Chapter 89 of Title 5, United States Code, to ensure oversight and cost savings in the pricing and contracting of prescription drug benefits under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.
H 2191 - Speier
USPS Fundraising for Breast Cancer Research
04/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 39, United States Code, to extend the authority of the United States Postal Service to issue a semipostal to raise funds for breast cancer research.
H 2196 - Burgess
Medicare Independence at Home Medical Practice
05/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an increase in the limit on the length of an agreement under the Medicare independence at home medical practice demonstration program.
H 22 - Davis R
Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act
12/04/2015 - Public Law No. 114-94
Creates the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015 to include federal-aid highway funding, innovative project finance, public transportation, highway safety programs, motor carrier safety grants to states, funding for congestion management technology deployment, hazardous materials transportation, multimodal freight transportation, boating safety, highway trust fund and related taxes, small business exports, energy security, small business funding, and private investment in housing.
H 2208 - Reed T
Medicare Hospice Programs
05/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to strengthen and protect Medicare hospice programs.
H 2217 - Clark
Head Start Agencies Child Trauma Practices
11/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Amends the Head Start Act to promote trauma-informed practices, age-appropriate positive behavioral intervention and support, services for young children who have experienced trauma or toxic stress, and improved coordination between Head Start agencies and other programs that serve very young children.
H 2228 - Pingree
Personal Importation of Drugs from Canadian Pharmacies
05/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the personal importation of safe and affordable drugs from approved pharmacies in Canada.
H 2232 - Wilson F
Vaccination Condition on State Health Service Grants
05/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to condition receipt by States and political subdivisions and public entities of States of preventive health services grants on the establishment of a State requirement for students in public elementary and secondary schools to be vaccinated in accordance with the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
H 2247 - Black
Medicare Claims Processing Testing
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide for transparent testing to assess the transition under the Medicare fee-for-service claims processing system from one standard to another standard.
H 2249 - Gabbard
Medicaid Coverage For Freely Associated States Citizens
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to restore Medicaid coverage for citizens of the Freely Associated States lawfully residing in the United States under the Compacts of Free Association between the Government of the United States and the Governments of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
H 2253 - Castor
Medicare Payment Floor Rate Application
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the application of the Medicare payment rate floor to primary care services furnished under Medicaid and to apply the rate floor to additional providers of primary care services.
H 2256 - Benishek
Department of Veterans Affairs Annual Report
07/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit an annual report on the Veterans Health Administration and the furnishing of hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 226 - Kelly R
Firearm Sale Prohibition to High Risk Individuals
01/08/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code; prohibits the sale or other disposition of a firearm to, and the possession, shipment, transportation, or receipt of a firearm by, certain classes of high risk individuals.
H 2269 - Hastings A
Veterinary Medicine Expansion
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on FEDERAL LANDS.
Expands the workforce of veterinarians specialized in the care and conservation of wild animals and their ecosystems; develops educational programs focused on wildlife and zoological veterinary medicine.
H 2291 - Larsen
Veterans Affairs Transportation of Individuals
05/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transport individuals to and from facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs in connection with rehabilitation, counseling, examination, treatment, and care.
H 2292 - Olson
Medicare Rehabilitation Innovation Centers Access
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to rehabilitation innovation centers under the Medicare program.
H 2298 - Bilirakis G
Medicare Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for programs to prevent prescription drug abuse under parts C and D of the Medicare program.
H 2299 - Bilirakis G
Medicare Site-of-Service Price Transparency
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for site-of-service price transparency under the Medicare program.
H 2313 - Smith C
Hydrocephalus Tracking
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to enhance and expand infrastructure and activities to track the epidemiology of hydrocephalus.
H 2325 - Brooks S
Medicare Pharmaceutical and Technology Ombudsman
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a pharmaceutical and technology ombudsman under the Medicare program.
H 2335 - Keating
Abuse-Deterrent Drugs Development Incentives
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to incentivize the development of abuse-deterrent drugs.
H 2338 - Pitts
Patient Experience Data for Assessment Framework
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the development and use of patient experience data to enhance the structured risk-benefit assessment framework.
H 2339 - Pitts
Lottery and Lump Sum Income for Medicaid Eligibility
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify the treatment of lottery winnings and other lump sum income for purposes of income eligibility under the Medicaid program.
H 2340 - Pitts
Re-exportation of Controlled Substances in Europe
06/26/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act to remove regulatory barriers to the re-exportation of controlled substances among members of the European Economic Area.
H 2342 - Shimkus
Physical Therapists in Health Service Loan Repayment
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.
H 2348 - Flores
Medicaid Program Integrity Due to Immigrants
05/22/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act to promote program integrity with respect to the enrollment of certain immigrants in State plans under Medicaid.
H 2362 - Carney J
Medical Debt and Credit Reports
05/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Excludes from consumer credit reports certain medical debt that is less than 180 days delinquent or that has been in collection and has been fully paid or settled; amends the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to provide for a timetable for verification of medical debt and to increase the efficiency of credit markets with more perfect information.
H 2373 - Griffith M
Medical Marijuana Usage
05/22/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for the legitimate use of medicinal marijuana in accordance with the laws of the various States.
H 2391 - Cummings
State Medicaid Rebate For Generic Drug Price Increase
05/22/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to require the payment of an additional rebate to the State Medicaid plan in the case of increase in the price of a generic drug at a rate that is greater than the rate of inflation.
H 2400 - Roskam
Office of the Special Inspector General for ACA
11/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Establishes the Office of the Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act.
H 2404 - Paulsen
Obesity Prevention and Treatment Coordination
05/22/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coordination of programs to prevent and treat obesity.
H 2414 - Burgess
Communication of Scientific and Medical Developments
05/22/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Facilitates the responsible communication of scientific and medical developments.
H 2416 - Burgess
Approval Of New Indications For Approved Drugs
05/22/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to evaluate the potential use of evidence from clinical experience to help support the approval of new indications for approved drugs.
H 2417 - Burgess
Eligibility Requirements For Graduate Medical Schools
11/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish fair and consistent eligibility requirements for graduate medical schools operating outside the United States and Canada.
H 2419 - Barton
National Institutes of Health Funding
05/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Services Act to reauthorize funding for the National Institutes of Health.
H 2421 - Barton
National Institutes of Health Accountability
05/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to increase accountability at the National Institutes of Health.
H 2437 - Blackburn
High Cost Durable Medical Equipment
05/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Part B of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act regarding high cost durable medical equipment.
H 244 - Collins D
Pharmacy Benefits Manager Standards
01/09/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for pharmacy benefits manager standards under the Medicare prescription drug program to further transparency of payment methodologies to pharmacies.
H 2443 - Guthrie
CLIA Waiver Study for In Vitro Diagnostics
05/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to CLIA waiver study design guidance for in vitro diagnostics.
H 2444 - Guthrie
Continuous Drug Manufacturing Study Grants
05/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Authorizes the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to award grants for studying the process of continuous drug manufacturing.
H 2446 - Guthrie
Electronic Visit Verification Under Medicaid
11/04/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to require the use of electronic visit verification for personal care services furnished under the Medicaid program.
H 2450 - Lieu
Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy
05/22/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on COMMERCE, MANUFACTURING & TRADE.
Prohibits as an unfair and deceptive act or practice, commercial sexual orientation conversion therapy.
H 2455 - Pitts
FDA Precision Medicine
05/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to precision medicine.
H 2456 - Pitts
Public Research Data Sharing
05/22/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to ensure the sharing of data generated from research with the public.
H 2459 - Slaughter
FDA Antimicrobial Drugs In Food Animals Reporting
05/22/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to enhance the reporting requirements pertaining to use of antimicrobial drugs in food animals.
H 2461 - Burgess
Medicare Bone Mass Measurement
05/20/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to, and utilization of, bone mass measurement benefits under Part B of the Medicare program by establishing a minimum payment amount under such Part for bone mass measurement.
H 2472 - Clay
Organ and Tissue Donor Registry Resource Center
05/20/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish a National Organ and Tissue Donor Registry Resource Center, to authorize grants for State organ and tissue donor registries.
H 2476 - Heck J
Medicare Transition and Medicare Advantage Enrollment
05/20/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to facilitate the transition to Medicare for individuals enrolled in group health plans; establishes a 3-month open enrollment period under Medicare Advantage.
H 2479 - Long
FDA Dissemination of Information by Internet
05/20/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the issuance of up-to-date regulations and guidance applying to the dissemination by means of the Internet of information about medical products.
H 248 - Boustany
Employer Health Insurance Mandate
01/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the employer health insurance mandate.
H 2488 - Rothfus
Medicare Open Enrollment and Disenrollment
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Preserves Medicare beneficiary choice by restoring and expanding the Medicare open enrollment and disenrollment opportunities repealed by section 3204(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2493 - McGovern
Armed Forces Members and Veterans Assistance Dogs
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes a grant program to encourage the use of assistance dogs by certain members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
H 2496 - Coffman
Construction Authorization and Choice Improvement Act
05/22/2015 - Public Law No. 114-19
Extends the authorization for the replacement of the existing Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Denver, Colorado; makes certain improvements in the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014; provides for clarification of a distance requirement for expanded availability of hospital care and medical services for veterans through the use of agreements with non-Department of Veterans Affairs entities.
H 2502 - Black
Bundled Payments for Certain Hospitalization
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for bundled payments for certain episodes of care surrounding a hospitalization.
H 2504 - Noem
Payment of Benefits to Felons
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Social Security Act to make certain revisions to provisions limiting payment of benefits to fugitive felons under Titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act.
H 2505 - Kelly M
Medicare Advantage Enrollment Data
06/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the annual reporting of data on enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans.
H 2506 - Buchanan
Medicare Advantage Contracts
06/16/2015 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to delay the authority to terminate Medicare Advantage contracts for MA plans failing to achieve minimum quality ratings.
H 2507 - Brady K
Medicare Advantage Annual Rulemaking Schedule
06/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish an annual rulemaking schedule for payment rates under Medicare Advantage.
H 2513 - Johnson S
Medicare Treatment of Hospitals
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the treatment of hospitals under the Medicare program.
H 2514 - Johnson S
Veterans Health Savings Accounts
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent veterans from being disqualified from contributing to health savings accounts by reason of receiving medical care for service-connected disabilities under programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2515 - Deutch
Eating Disorders
11/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act with respect to eating disorders.
H 2516 - Rangel
Treat Veterans By Telemedicine
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of health care professionals to treat veterans via telemedicine.
H 2519 - Jenkins
Medicare and Audiologists
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of audiologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing audiology services under the Medicare program; improves access to the audiology services available for coverage under the Medicare program; enables beneficiaries to have their choice of a qualified audiologist to provide such services.
H 2522 - Beatty
Grants for Homeless Veterans
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to award grants for the provision of furniture, household items, and other assistance to homeless veterans to facilitate their transition into permanent housing.
H 2536 - Higgins
Medication Assisted Therapy
06/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides access to medication-assisted therapy.
H 2540 - Lance
Breast Reconstruction and Prostheses Awareness
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery, especially patients who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options.
H 2547 - McMorris Rodger
Approval Development Plans for Investigational Drugs
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the development of accelerated approval development plans for investigational drugs and biological products.
H 2549 - McMorris Rodger
Health Data for Research Purposes
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the HITECH Act with respect to accessing, sharing, and using health data for research purposes.
H 2550 - McMorris Rodger
Digital Radiography Medicare Incentives
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare payment incentives to transition from traditional x-ray imaging to digital radiography.
H 2565 - Westerman
Medicaid Matching Rate and Highway Trust Fund
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to restore the regular Medicaid matching rate for newly eligible individuals under the Affordable Care Act; applies up to $15 billion of the savings each year to the Highway Trust Fund.
H 2568 - Holding
Medicare Audits and Recovery of Overpayments
05/22/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the process of audits by recovery audit contractors and the recovery of overpayments under the Medicare program.
H 2570 - Black
Value-based Insurance Design
06/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Establishes a demonstration program requiring the utilization of Value-Based Insurance Design to demonstrate that reducing the copayments or coinsurance charged to Medicare beneficiaries for selected high-value prescription medications and clinical services can increase their utilization and ultimately improve clinical outcomes and lower health care expenditures.
H 2572 - Kelly M
Tax Collection Extension For Hospitalized Servicemember
05/22/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent the extension of the tax collection period merely because the taxpayer is a member of the Armed Forces who is hospitalized as a result of combat zone injuries.
H 2579 - Black
Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment
06/16/2015 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the risk adjustment under the Medicare Advantage program.
H 2580 - Boustany
Medicare Long Term Care Hospital Moratorium Exception
06/16/2015 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Provides for a technical change to the Medicare long-term care hospital moratorium exception.
H 2581 - Brady K
Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design
06/16/2015 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a 3-year demonstration program to test the use of value-based insurance design methodologies under eligible Medicare Advantage plans, to preserve Medicare beneficiary choice under Medicare Advantage, to revise the treatment under the Medicare program of infusion drugs furnished through durable medical equipment.
H 2582 - Buchanan
Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment
06/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the risk adjustment under the Medicare Advantage program, to delay the authority to terminate Medicare Advantage contracts for MA plans failing to achieve minimum quality ratings.
H 2585 - Israel
Disability Insurance Five-month Waiting Period
06/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the five-month waiting period in the disability insurance program.
H 2591 - Israel
Taxpayer Overpayments as Contributions
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow taxpayers to designate overpayments of tax as contributions and to make additional contributions to the Homeless Veterans Assistance Fund.
H 2597 - Paulsen
Medicare Health Care Technology Innovation
06/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to promote health care technology innovation and access to medical devices and services for which patients choose to self-pay under the Medicare program.
H 2614 - McDermott
Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Relative Value Scale
06/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an expert advisory panel regarding relative value scale process used under the Medicare physician fee schedule.
H 262 - Lee B
Controlled Substances Act
01/09/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Controlled Substances Act so as to exempt real property from civil forfeiture due to medical-marijuana-related conduct that is authorized by State law.
H 2623 - Ellison
Importation and Reimportation of Certain Drugs
06/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Reduces prescription drug costs by allowing the importation and reimportation of certain drugs.
H 2624 - Johnson H
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans
06/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow for fair application of the exceptions process for drugs in tiers in formularies in prescription drug plans under Medicare Part D.
H 2629 - Shimkus
Antibacterial and Antifungal Drugs Approval
06/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the approval of certain antibacterial and antifungal drugs.
H 2632 - DeLauro
Grants for Trauma and Violence Related Stress
06/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and update the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative for grants to address the problems of individuals who experience trauma and violence related stress.
H 2635 - Pierluisi
US Territories Medicare and Medicaid
06/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to make improvements to the treatment of the United States territories under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
H 2646 - Murphy T
Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act
07/14/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Creates the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016; available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals with mental illness and families in mental health crisis; relates to Medicaid mental health coverage including personal care services and home health care services, a community treatment grant program for seriously mentally ill, innovation and evidence-based programs, telehealth child psychiatry access grants, and youth suicide intervention and prevention.
H 2649 - Reichert
Medicare Secondary Payer Rules
06/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to certain workers' compensation settlement agreements and qualified Medicare set-aside provisions.
H 265 - Schakowsky
Public Health Insurance Option
01/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish a public health insurance option.
H 2652 - Palmer
Physicians Grace Period for ICD-10 Transition
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides a 2-year grace period for physicians and other health care providers in transitioning from the use of ICD-9 to ICD-10.
H 2653 - Roe
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Repeal
06/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related reconciliation provisions; promotes patient-centered health care; provides for the creation of a safe harbor for defendants in medical malpractice actions who demonstrate adherence to clinical practice guidelines.
H 2658 - Barletta
Emergency Services Volunteers Not Employees Under ACA
06/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account as employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2673 - Moulton
Veterans Affairs Education Debt Reduction Program
06/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to expand the eligibility of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs to participate in the Education Debt Reduction Program.
H 2674 - Moulton
Veterans Affairs Scholarship and Debt Reductions Funds
06/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transfer funds among certain scholarship and debt reduction programs.
H 2690 - Matsui D
Mental Health Recovery Act of 2015
06/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Includes families in Mental Health Recovery Act of 2015.
H 270 - Ellmers
Medicare Electronic Health Record Reporting
01/12/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Continues the use of a 3-month quarter Electronic Health Record (EHR) reporting period for health care providers to demonstrate meaningful use for 2015 under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payment programs.
H 2709 - Roybal-Allard
Health Professionals Grants for Career Support
06/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants for career support for skilled internationally-educated health professionals.
H 271 - Bilirakis G
Veterans Mental Health Treatment Commission
05/15/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
Establishes a commission to examine the evidence-based therapy treatment model used by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for treating mental illnesses of veterans and the potential benefits of incorporating complementary alternative treatments available in non-Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities within the community.
H 2711 - Black
ACA Subsidies Delay
06/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Delays the provision of the Affordable Care Act premium and cost-sharing subsidies until the eligibility verification process for such subsidies is completed.
H 2712 - Black
Health Care Premium and Employer Reporting Process
06/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Streamlines the employer reporting process; strengthens the eligibility verification process for the health care premium tax credit and cost-sharing subsidy.
H 2713 - Capps
Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs Grants
06/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act to extend advanced education nursing grants to support clinical nurse specialist programs.
H 272 - Walberg
Medal of Honor Recipient Health Care
07/22/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to increase the priority for enrollment of medal of honor recipients in the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2725 - Peters S
TRICARE Program Telehealth
06/30/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Titles 10 and 38, United States Code, to expand the use of telehealth under the TRICARE program and in the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 2730 - Butterfield
National Prostate Cancer Council
06/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Establishes the National Prostate Cancer Council for improved screening, early detection, assessment, and monitoring of prostate cancer, and to direct the development and implementation of a national strategic plan to expedite advancement of diagnostic tools and the transfer of such tools to patients.
H 2736 - Fattah
Youth Mental Health Research Network
06/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for a Youth Mental Health Research Network.
H 2739 - Lance
Coverage Of Oral Anticancer Drugs
06/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider.
H 2748 - Cartwright
Medicare Hearing Aids and Services
06/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare Program of hearing aids and related hearing services.
H 2756 - Abraham
Market-based Health Care System
06/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Reforms the provision of health insurance coverage by promoting health savings accounts, State-based alternatives to coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and price transparency, in order to promote a more market-based health care system.
H 2759 - Gibson
Medicare Therapists and Counselor Services
06/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under Part B of the Medicare program.
H 2774 - Buchanan
Tax Refund Offsets Overpayment
06/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title II of the Social Security Act to prohibit recovery of certain overpayments through tax refund offsets and to prohibit the application of the earnings test with respect to child's insurance benefits.
H 2799 - Griffith M
Medicare Stroke Telehealth Services
06/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to stroke telehealth services under the Medicare program.
H 2805 - Brooks S
Prescription Opioid Abuse and Heroin Use
07/09/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Addresses prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.
H 2806 - Carson A
Prompt Access to SSI, Disability and Medicaid
06/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Ensures prompt access to Supplemental Security Income, Social Security disability, and Medicaid benefits for persons released from certain public institutions.
H 2813 - Peters S
Pilot Program for Elderly Homeless Veterans Housing
07/02/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to establish a grant pilot program to provide housing to elderly homeless veterans.
H 2819 - Gosar
Health Insurance Provisions Inapplicable in States
06/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to make certain provisions relating to health insurance inapplicable in a State that does not have an exchange established by the State under section 1311 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 2820 - Smith C
Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act
12/18/2015 - Public Law No. 114-104
Reauthorizes the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005; amends provisions of the Act relating to appropriations, the types of therapies included in the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program, certain contracts, and the definition of human organ.
H 2829 - Diaz-Balart M
Repeal Certain Health Care Provisions
07/14/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H 284 - Tiberi
Medicare Contract Bid Surety Bonds
03/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require State licensure and bid surety bonds for entities submitting bids under the Medicare durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies competitive acquisition program.
H 2841 - Stivers
Competitive Access to Drugs and Biological Products
06/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure that eligible product developers have competitive access to approved drugs and licensed biological products, so as to enable eligible product developers to develop and test new products.
H 2846 - Capps
Medicare Cancer Care Planning and Coordination
06/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of cancer care planning and coordination under the Medicare program.
H 2850 - Edwards D
Drug Overdose Deaths
06/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Prevents deaths occurring from drug overdoses.
H 2870 - Smith C
Torture Victims Assistance
06/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 to authorize appropriations to provide assistance for domestic and foreign programs and centers for the treatment of victims of torture.
H 2872 - Bucshon
Treatment of Opioid Addiction
07/09/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends the Controlled Substances Act to modernize the treatment of opioid addiction.
H 2878 - Jenkins
Hospital Outpatient Therapeutic Services Supervision
06/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2015.
H 2881 - Messer
PPACA Employer Mandate
06/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of applicable large employer for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 289 - Renacci
Social Security Act
01/13/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide the option to receive Medicare Summary Notices electronically, to increase the flexibility and transparency of contracts with Medicare administrative contractors.
H 2895 - Pompeo
Medicare Ambulatory Cancer Care Services Payment Parity
06/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish payment parity under the Medicare program for ambulatory cancer care services furnished in the hospital outpatient department and the physician office setting.
H 290 - Renacci
Social Security Act
01/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the 3-day prior hospitalization requirement for Medicare coverage of skilled nursing facility services in qualified skilled nursing facilities.
H 2905 - Babin
Supreme Court Enrolled in Exchange Health Plans
07/09/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on COURTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE INTERNET.
Amends Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide that only health plans made available by the Federal Government to Supreme Court Justices and staff are Exchange health plans.
H 2915 - Brownley
Women Veterans Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
02/10/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to identify mental health care and suicide prevention programs and metrics that are effective in treating women veterans as part of the evaluation of such programs by the Secretary.
H 2917 - Cicilline
Prohibit Firearms for Individuals Deemed Dangerous
07/09/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Incentivizes State reporting systems that allow mental health professionals to submit information on certain individuals deemed dangerous for purposes of prohibiting firearm possession by such individuals.
H 292 - Burgess
Public Health Service
01/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for systematic data collection and analysis and epidemiological research regarding Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and other neurological diseases.
H 2921 - Forbes
Stem Cell Research
06/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Intensifies stem cell research showing evidence of substantial clinical benefit to patients.
H 2927 - Heck J
Grants to Assist Students Entering Medical Schools
11/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Authorizes Hispanic-serving institutions receiving grants under part A of title V of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to use such grant amounts to assist students in entering medical schools.
H 2932 - Kind
Youth Sports Participation Grants
11/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Provides for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish grant programs to improve the health and positive youth development impacts of youth sports participation.
H 2934 - Lieu
Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans
07/10/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans.
H 2935 - Maloney S
Medical Disability Examinations By Contract Physicians
07/10/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Provides for an extension of the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of medical disability examinations by contract physicians.
H 294 - Miller J
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
03/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts and agreements for the transfer of veterans to non-Department medical foster homes for certain veterans who are unable to live independently.
H 2948 - Thompson M
Medicare Telehealth Coverage
07/07/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an incremental expansion of telehealth coverage under the Medicare program.
H 2949 - McHenry
State Eugenics Compensation and Benefits Eligibility
07/07/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Excludes payments from state eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining eligibility for, or the amount of, Federal public benefits.
H 2974 - Brownley
Veterans Choice Program Follow-Up Care
07/17/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to increase the duration of follow-up care provided under the Veterans Choice Program.
H 2994 - Thompson M
Mental Health Infrastructure and Firearm Prohibitions
07/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Protects individuals by strengthening the nation's mental health infrastructure, improving the understanding of violence, strengthening firearm prohibitions and protections for at-risk individuals, and improving and expanding the reporting of mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
H 30 - Young T
Affordable Care Act Full-Time Employee Threshold
01/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 30-hour threshold for classification as a full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replace it with 40 hours.
H 3006 - Fleming
Health Savings Accounts
07/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve health savings accounts.
H 3012 - Salmon
Terminal Patients Usage of Unapproved Medical Products
07/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Authorizes the use of unapproved medical products by patients diagnosed with a terminal illness in accordance with State law.
H 3014 - Sessions P
Transport Controlled Substances Between Practices
11/18/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Ordered to be reported.
Amends the Controlled Substances Act to authorize physicians, pursuant to an agreement with the Attorney General, to transport controlled substances from a practice setting to another practice setting or to a disaster area.
H 3018 - Blackburn
Safe Harbor Period for ICD-10 Standard Transition
07/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides for a safe harbor period for the transition from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 standard for health care claims.
H 3024 - Boustany
Medicare Payment Determinations Review
07/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit review of certain Medicare payment determinations for disproportionate share hospitals.
H 3033 - Smith L
Research In Disabilities Education Program
02/18/2016 - Public Law No. 114-124
Requires the President's annual budget request to Congress each year to include a line item for the Research in Disabilities Education program of the National Science Foundation; requires the Foundation to conduct research on dyslexia.
H 3037 - Reed T
Medicare Hospice Care
07/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to hospice care under the Medicare program.
H 3053 - Bucshon
Medicare Ventricular Assist Devices
07/14/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Ensures appropriate coverage of ventricular assist devices under the Medicare program.
H 3057 - Grijalva
Continuing Medical Education on Nutrition
07/14/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue to Federal agencies guidelines for developing procedures and requirements relating to certain primary care Federal health professionals completing continuing medical education on nutrition and to require Federal agencies to submit annual reports relating to such guidelines.
H 3061 - Welch
Medicare Part D Drug Prices
07/14/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Part D of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate covered Part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.
H 3080 - Noem
Tribal Government Employer Health Insurance Mandate
07/05/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an exception to the employer health insurance mandate for Indian tribal governments and tribally owned businesses.
H 3081 - Nunes
Medicare Telemedicine
07/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit certain Medicare providers licensed in a State to provide telemedicine services to certain Medicare beneficiaries in a different State.
H 3090 - Waters
Alzheimer's Patients Services
07/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for training and support services for Alzheimer's patients and their families.
H 3091 - Waters
Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program
12/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program.
H 3095 - Smith Ad
Veterinary Student Loan Repayment Or Forgiveness
07/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for an exclusion for assistance provided to participants in certain veterinary student loan repayment or forgiveness programs.
H 3100 - Price T
Health Care Provider Licensure
07/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Prohibits conditioning health care provider licensure on participation in a health plan or the meaningful use of electronic health records.
H 311 - Long
Pregnancy Options Counseling
01/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title X of the Public Health Service Act with respect to adoption and other pregnancy options counseling.
H 3119 - Engel
Palliative Care
07/24/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of permanent faculty in palliative care at accredited allopathic and osteopathic medical schools, nursing schools, social work schools, and other programs, including physician assistant education programs, to promote education and research in palliative care and hospice, and to support the development of faculty careers in academic palliative medicine.
H 3122 - Hurt
Veterans Affairs Health Care Functions Audits
08/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into a contract with a non-government entity for the conduct of biannual audits of Department of Veterans Affairs health care functions.
H 3126 - Abraham
Social Security and Criminal Background Check System
07/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Prohibits the Commissioner of Social Security from furnishing the name of any individual in a report to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System unless a Federal court has determined the individual to be mentally defective.
H 3134 - Black
Planned Parenthood Funding Moratorium
09/22/2015 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Provides for a moratorium on Federal funding to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
H 3163 - Duckworth
Timely Access to Affordable Birth Control for Women
07/22/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Ensures timely access to affordable birth control by requiring coverage without cost-sharing for oral birth control for routine, daily use that is approved by, or otherwise legally marketed under regulation by, the Food and Drug Administration for women without a prescription.
H 3166 - Grijalva
Indian Tribes and Suicide Intervention
07/22/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Section 520E of the Public Health Service Act to require States and their designees receiving grants for development or implementation of statewide suicide early intervention and prevention strategies to consult with each Federally recognized Indian tribe, tribal organization, and Urban Indian organization in the State.
H 3184 - Lawrence
Health Savings Account for Dependents Medical Expenses
07/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit the medical expenses of dependents who have not attained age 26 to be paid from a health savings account.
H 3197 - Black
Prohibit Federal Funding for Abortions
07/23/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Prohibits Federal funding to entities that do not certify the entities will not perform, or provide any funding to any other entity that performs, an abortion.
H 3200 - Brown C
Funds Transfer for Improving Veterans Health Care
08/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to transfer unobligated amounts previously made available to the Department of Veterans Affairs to the medical accounts of the Department to improve the furnishing of health care to veterans.
H 3207 - Norton
Reduce Number of Overweight and Obesity Cases
07/24/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for a national program to conduct and support activities toward the goal of significantly reducing the number of cases of overweight and obesity among individuals in the United States.
H 3220 - Roskam
Medicare Smart Card Pilot Program
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes a smart card pilot program under the Medicare program.
H 3221 - Clark
Academic Progress of Homeless and Foster Care Children
11/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require States to include information on the academic progress of homeless children and children in foster care in annual State report cards.
H 3225 - Graves S
Enhanced Payments to Rural Health Care Providers
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for enhanced payments to rural health care providers under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
H 3229 - Zeldin
Medicare Rates for Rehabilitative Wheelchairs
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories.
H 3234 - Roby
VA Medical Center Recovery Act
02/10/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Creates the VA Medical Center Recovery Act; establishes within the Department of Veterans Affairs an Office of Failing Medical Center Recovery; relates to the evaluation and improvement of medical centers, initial identification of an underperforming medical center, and standardized training for nurses.
H 3235 - Clark
Grants for Maternal Depression
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, to make grants to States for screening and treatment for maternal depression.
H 3236 - Shuster
Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice
07/31/2015 - Public Law No. 114-41
Provides an extension of the federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other program funded out of the Highway Trust Fund; provides resource flexibility to the Department of Veterans Affairs for health care services.
H 3241 - McDermott
Universal Health Care Systems
11/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to authorize the establishment of, and provide support for, State-based universal health care systems that provide comprehensive health benefits to State residents.
H 3243 - Smith C
PACE Program Waiver Authority
09/18/2015 - Subcommittee on HEALTH hearings held.
Amends Title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify waiver authority regarding programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE programs).
H 3244 - McMorris Rodger
Pilot Program for Most Costly Medicare Beneficiaries
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a pilot program to improve care for the most costly Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries through the use of comprehensive and effective care management while reducing costs to the Federal Government for these beneficiaries.
H 3246 - Brown C
Veterans Choice Funds Use
08/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for the temporary use of Veterans Choice Funds for certain programs.
H 3250 - Johnson B
Dextromethorphan Abuse Prevention
07/08/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent the abuse of dextromethorphan.
H 3251 - King S
Exclude Advance Care Planning Under Medicare
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to exclude coverage of advance care planning services under the Medicare program.
H 3261 - Schakowsky
Medicare Prescription Drug Prices
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Part D of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deliver a meaningful benefit and lower prescription drug prices under the Medicare Program.
H 3284 - Katko
Mesothelioma Patient Registry
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the establishment of a mesothelioma patient registry.
H 3288 - Marchant
Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments
07/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to change the method of determining disproportionate share hospital payments under the Medicare program.
H 3291 - Ryan P
Hospital Services Codes Crosswalk
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to develop a crosswalk between the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System and Medicare Severity-DRG codes for similar hospital services.
H 3292 - Brady K
Medicare Payment for Indirect Medical Education
07/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to revise Medicare payment for indirect medical education costs in teaching hospitals.
H 3298 - Brady K
Medicare Post-acute Care Services
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for value-based purchasing of post-acute care services under the Medicare program.
H 33 - Barletta
Volunteers Under the Affordable Care Act
02/27/2015 - Public Law No. 114-3
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account as employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 3301 - Jolly
Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Prohibits Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
H 3308 - Grayson
Expand Medicare Coverage
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Expands Medicare coverage to include eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care.
H 3309 - Ellmers
Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve the electronic health records meaningful use programs under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
H 3314 - Babin
Suspend Refugees Admission
09/08/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Suspends the admission into the United States of refugees in order to examine the costs of providing benefits to such individuals.
H 3339 - Ellmers
Protect Coverage for Screening Mammography
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect coverage for screening mammography.
H 3347 - Green A
Risk of Renal Medullary Carcinoma
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide incentives for education on the risk of renal medullary carcinoma in individuals who are receiving medical assistance under such Title and who have Sickle Cell Disease.
H 3352 - Hultgren
PPACA State Waivers Flexibility
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide greater flexibility with respect to waivers granted to States.
H 3355 - Jenkins
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Program Supervision
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
H 3356 - Jenkins
Medicare Director of Food Services
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act with respect to the qualification of the director of food services of a Medicare skilled nursing facility or a Medicaid nursing facility.
H 3377 - Lowey
Caregivers of Dependent Relatives Wages
07/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title II of the Social Security Act to credit prospectively individuals serving as caregivers of dependent relatives with deemed wages for up to five years of such service.
H 3404 - Salmon
Distributions From Health Savings Accounts
07/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow tax free distributions from health savings accounts for fitness facility membership and classes.
H 3405 - Salmon
Funds for Grants for Video Games
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on ENERGY AND POWER.
Prohibits the Department of Health and Human Services from obligating or expending any funds for grants for developing or evaluating a video game to train parents in food parenting practices.
H 3443 - Ellmers
Womens Health Accountability Act
09/08/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for the Women's Health Accountability Act.
H 3444 - Pitts
Medicaid and Chip Territory Fraud Prevention Act
09/08/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for the Medicaid and chip Territory Fraud Prevention Act.
H 3463 - Griffith M
Treatment of Pediatric Dental Coverage In Markets
09/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to clarify the treatment of pediatric dental coverage in the individual and group markets outside of exchanges established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 3467 - Velazquez
Public Housing Residents As Home Health Aides
09/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Establishes a pilot program to train public housing residents as home health aides and in home-based health services to enable such residents to provide covered home-based health services to residents of public housing and residents of federally-assisted rental housing, who are elderly and disabled.
H 3481 - Castro
Shooting Incidents Involving Law Enforcement Officers
09/28/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Requires States to report to the Attorney General certain information regarding shooting incidents involving law enforcement officers.
H 3494 - Blackburn
Termination of Fetuses
09/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide greater clarity for States with respect to excluding providers whose actions a State suspects causes termination of fetuses born alive.
H 3495 - Duffy
Excluding Abortion Providers
07/14/2016 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow for greater State flexibility with respect to excluding providers who are involved in abortions.
H 3504 - Franks
Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
09/22/2015 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Provides for the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.
H 3513 - Cummings
Greater Affordability of Prescription Drugs
09/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Ensures greater affordability of prescription drugs.
H 3539 - Boustany
Credit Against Tax for Clinical Testing Expenses
09/17/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for clinical testing expenses for qualified infectious disease drugs and rapid diagnostic tests.
H 3580 - Tiberi
VA Continuing Medical Education Program
09/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs a continuing medical education program for non-Department medical professionals who treat veterans and family members of veterans to increase knowledge and recognition of medical conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans.
H 3590 - McSally
Income Threshold for Deduction for Medical Care
07/05/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the increase in the income threshold used in determining the deduction for medical care.
H 3597 - Aderholt
Providers Qualified Under Medicaid State Plans
09/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow States to determine if providers are qualified under Medicaid state plans to perform services.
H 3609 - Westerman
Medicare Payment for Ambulance Services
09/24/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify requirements for payment under the Medicare program for ambulance services furnished by critical access hospitals.
H 3618 - Lance
Exclusion of Orphan Drug Sales
09/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Clarifies the exclusion of orphan drug sales from the calculation of the annual fee on branded prescription pharmaceutical manufacturers and importers.
H 3637 - Pocan
Medicaid Ryan White Part C Grantees
09/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for payment for Medicaid services furnished by Ryan White Part C grantees under a cost-based prospective payment system.
H 3640 - Curbelo
Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp
09/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for the issuance of a Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp.
H 3641 - Bass K
Former Foster Youth Health Insurance Coverage
09/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure health insurance coverage continuity for former foster youth.
H 3648 - Ryan T
Labeling of Drugs for Human Use
09/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the label of drugs intended for human use to contain a parenthetical statement identifying the source of any ingredient constituting or derived from a grain or starch-containing ingredient.
H 3658 - Engel
Gestational Diabetes
09/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides grants to better understand and reduce gestational diabetes.
H 3659 - Gutierrez
Barriers to PPACA Exchanges
09/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to remove citizenship and immigration barriers to access the exchanges under such Act.
H 3660 - Burgess
Preventive Health Savings
10/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Amends the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 respecting the scoring of preventive health savings.
H 3676 - Foster
Access to Clinically Appropriate Opioid Abuse Services
10/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Authorizes the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, acting through the Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, to award grants to States to expand access to clinically appropriate services for opioid abuse, dependence, or addiction.
H 3677 - Foster
Opioid Misuse and Abuse
10/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Reduces opioid misuse and abuse.
H 3678 - Kelly
Orphan Drug Exception
10/01/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Clarifies the orphan drug exception to the annual fee on branded prescription pharmaceutical manufacturers and importers.
H 3680 - Sarbanes J
Opioid Overdose Reversal Drugs
05/12/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Provides for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a grant program for co-prescribing opioid overdose reversal drugs.
H 3681 - Brooks S
Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration Project
10/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Extends and expands the Medicaid emergency psychiatric demonstration project.
H 3682 - Guthrie
Reducing Employer Burdens and Unleashing Innovation
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Creates the Reducing Employer Burdens, Unleashing Innovation, and Labor Development Act of 2015; relates to job training programs, research and development tax credits, export controls, spectrum incentives, energy-related regulatory relief, health care cost containment, reforming medical malpractice, health care lawsuit damages reform, offshore oil and gas and energy development, and the promotion of STEM education in the workforce.
H 3691 - Lujan
Pregnant and Postpartum Women Treatment Programs
05/12/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the residential treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women and to establish a pilot program to provide grants to state substance abuse agencies to promote innovative service delivery models for such women.
H 3696 - Titus
Medicare Part B Premium and Deductible Increases
10/07/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent Medicare part B premium and deductible increases for 2016.
H 370 - Fleming
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H 3700 - Luetkemeyer
Housing Opportunities Through Modernization
07/19/2016 - *****To PRESIDENT.
Creates the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016; provides housing opportunities in the United States through modernization of various housing programs; relates to rental assistance and public housing, FHA mortgage insurance for condominiums, and housing reforms for the homeless and veterans.
H 371 - Fortenberry
Affordable Care Act Catastrophic Coverage Plans
01/14/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to permit insurers to offer catastrophic coverage plans to anyone.
H 3712 - Lee B
Access to Mental Health Services Under Medicare Program
10/08/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to mental health services under the Medicare program.
H 3716 - Bucshon
State Information on Provider Terminations
03/03/2016 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to require States to provide to the Secretary of Health and Human Services certain information with respect to provider terminations.
H 3717 - Fattah
United States-Israel Neuroscience Research Cooperation
10/08/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for the establishment of a grant program to support United States-Israel cooperation for neuroscience-related research and related technological innovation.
H 3718 - Roskam
Waste and Fraud in Medicare and Medicaid Programs
10/08/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to curb waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
H 3719 - Guinta
Eradication of the Heroin Epidemic
11/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides for the comprehensive approach to eradication of the heroin epidemic, to develop the best practices in law enforcement and prescription medication prescribing practices.
H 3722 - McSally
Mental Health and Safe Communities Act of 2015
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Provides for the Mental Health and Safe Communities Act of 2015; provides law enforcement grants for crisis intervention teams, fixing the background check system, assisted outpatient treatment, federal drug and mental health courts, forensic assertive community treatment initiatives, mental health training for federal uniformed services, advancing mental health as part of offender reentry, school mental health crisis intervention teams and active-shooter training for law enforcement.
H 3731 - Vargas
Rare Disease Fund Act
10/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for the Rare Disease Fund Act; establishes a Rare Disease Therapeutics Corporation to develop high-risk, high-return therapies for rare diseases; provides for large, diversified portfolios, called megafunds, consisting of biomedical products at all stages of development, and structuring the financing for these portfolios as combinations of equity and securitized debt; prohibits dividends on equity stock; provides for sale of equity stock to investors; provides for sale of a rare disease therapy.
H 3739 - Woodall
Medical Certification for Commercial Vehicle Operator
10/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHWAYS AND TRANSIT.
Provides for qualified physicians to perform a medical certification for an operator of a commercial motor vehicle who is a veteran.
H 3742 - Cramer
Allowance of Third Party Payments
10/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to allow for certain third party payments.
H 3745 - Davis R
Chiropractor Private Contracts Under Medicare Program
10/09/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow chiropractors to provide items and services through private contracts under the Medicare program.
H 3755 - Titus
Direct Graduate Medical Education Cost Payments
10/21/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Social Security Act to provide for the disregard of certain resident slots that include Department of Veterans Affairs training in determining payments for direct graduate medical education costs.
H 3762 - Price T
Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Reconciliation
02/02/2016 - In HOUSE. HOUSE failed to override PRESIDENT'S veto.
Provides for budget reconciliation; relates to a certain fund under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Community Health Center Program, funding for establishment of certain Exchanges, a transitional reinsurance program, substance abuse and mental health funding, premium tax credits, state funding, health flexible spending and reimbursement arrangements, health savings account taxes, a certain net investment tax, taxes on prescription drugs and medical devices, and income taxes.
H 3770 - Doggett
Prevention of Surprise Billing Practices
10/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent surprise billing practices.
H 3780 - King S
Use of Electronic Health Records
10/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to sunset certain penalties relating to meaningful electronic health records use by Medicare eligible professionals and hospitals.
H 3796 - Walker
Low Rated Nursing Homes
10/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Amends section 232 of the National Housing Act to provide that nursing homes receiving low ratings for purposes of the Medicare or Medicaid programs are ineligible for mortgage insurance under such section.
H 380 - Johnson S
Social Security and Medicare
01/14/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title II of the Social Security Act to prohibit the inclusion of Social Security account numbers on Medicare cards.
H 3821 - Collins C
Medical Provider Directory
02/23/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends Title XIX to require the publication of a provider directory in the case of States providing for medical assistance on a fee-for-service basis or through a primary care case-management system.
H 3831 - Brady K
Securing Fairness in Regulatory Timing Act of 2015
12/18/2015 - Public Law No. 114-106
Provides for the Securing Fairness in Regulatory Timing Act of 2015; extends the annual comment period for payment rates under Medicare Advantage.
H 3834 - Lawrence
GEAR UP for Counseling
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Provides for GEAR UP for Counseling.
H 3849 - Chu
Acupuncturist Services for Military
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to ensure access to qualified acupuncturist services for military members and military dependents; amends Title 38, United States Code, to ensure access to acupuncturist services through the Department of Veterans Affairs; amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of qualified acupuncturist services under the Medicare program.
H 3859 - Perry
HSA Technical Corrections Act
12/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Provides for the HSA Technical Corrections Act.
H 3865 - Jenkins E
Cradle Act
10/30/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for alternative and updated certification requirements for participation under Medicaid State plans under title XIX of the Social Security Act in the case of certain facilities treating infants under one year of age with neonatal abstinence syndrome.
H 3879 - O'Rourke
VA and Eligible Academic Affiliates
11/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for covered agreements and contracts between the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and eligible academic affiliates for the mutually beneficial coordination, use, or exchange of health-care resources.
H 3883 - Wittman
Veterans Choice Accountability Act
11/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Veteran's Choice Accountability Act; requires the evaluation of all programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs under which hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care is furnished to determine the most intensively used specialized care program of the Department and to ensure such programs are maintained as a center of excellence; requires a report to Congress on an evaluation of the VA Budget and Choice Improvement Act.
H 3889 - Clarke
Prescribing Controlled Substances
12/04/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Requires certain practitioners authorized to prescribe controlled substances to complete continuing education.
H 3913 - Langevin
Lifespan Respite Care
11/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XXIX of the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the program under such Title relating to lifespan respite care.
H 3926 - Honda
Epidemic of Gun Violence
11/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for better understanding of the epidemic of gun violence.
H 3930 - Norton
Increase DC Medical Assistance Percentage
11/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to increase the Federal medical assistance percentage for the District of Columbia under the Medicaid Program.
H 3940 - Price T
Meaningful Use Significant Hardship Exception
11/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize a blanket meaningful use significant hardship exception for the 2015 reporting period due to the delay in timely publication of the Stage 2 meaningful use rule.
H 3943 - Bass K
Loan Repayment Incentives for Physician Assistants
11/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide loan repayment incentives for physician assistants.
H 3944 - Bass K
Education Opportunities for Physician Assistants
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve education opportunities for physician assistants.
H 395 - Young D
Indian Health Service Appropriations
01/14/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to authorize advance appropriations for the Indian Health Service by providing 2-fiscal-year budget authority.
H 3958 - Burgess
Issuance of a Veterans Health Care Stamp
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for the issuance of a Veterans Health Care Stamp.
H 3960 - Castro
Survey Regarding Homeless Female Veterans
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for a survey regarding homeless female veterans.
H 3961 - DeFazio
Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Requires the establishment of a Consumer Price Index for Elderly Consumers to compute cost-of-living increases for Social Security and Medicare benefits under titles II and XVIII of the Social Security Act.
H 3970 - Israel
Homes for Homeless Veterans
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot grant program to acquire and renovate abandoned homes for homeless veterans.
H 3972 - Kildee
Armed Forces Mental Health Resources
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to more effectively provide mental health resources for members of the Armed Forces and veterans at high risk of suicide.
H 3978 - Lujan Grisham
Veterans Health Administration Ombudsman
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to establish an Ombudsman within the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 398 - Ellmers
Health Care Professionals and Human Trafficking
01/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Provides for the development and dissemination of evidence-based best practices for health care professionals to recognize victims of a severe form of trafficking and respond to such individuals appropriately.
H 3982 - Paulsen
Medical Care Expenses
11/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat amounts paid for private umbilical cord blood or umbilical cord tissue, or placental blood or placental tissue, banking services as medical care expenses.
H 3989 - Stefanik
Support Our Military Caregivers Act
05/24/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the Support Our Military Caregivers Act; improves the process for determining the eligibility of caregivers of veterans to certain benefits administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 4011 - Gallego
Health Providers to Veterans
11/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Increases the number of graduate medical education positions treating veterans; improves the compensation of health care providers, medical directors, and directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 4015 - Pallone
Cardiomyopathy Resources
11/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title III of the Public Health Service Act to authorize and support the creation of cardiomyopathy education, awareness, and risk assessment materials and resources by the Secretary of Health and Human Services through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the dissemination of such materials and resources by State educational agencies to identify more at-risk families.
H 4043 - Clark
Financial Aid Process for Homeless and Foster Youth
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the financial aid process for homeless children and youths and foster care children and youth.
H 4052 - Waters
Treatment of Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injuries
11/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to prioritize the treatment of veterans with traumatic brain injuries through the National Health Service Corps.
H 4055 - Ellison
Health and Hygiene of Infants and Toddlers
11/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title IV of the Social Security Act to address the increased burden that maintaining the health and hygiene of infants and toddlers places on families in need, the resultant adverse health effects on children and families, and the limited child care options available for infants and toddlers who lack sufficient diapers, which prevents their parents and guardians from entering the workforce.
H 4058 - Shuster
Health Insurance Coverage Cancellation Notices
11/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires that in cases of health insurance coverage cancelled pursuant to requirements under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act cancellation notices provided to enrollees include a statement such cancellation is because of such Act.
H 4059 - Black
Medicare Beneficiaries Advance Directives
11/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to encourage Medicare beneficiaries to voluntarily adopt advance directives guiding the medical care they receive.
H 406 - Chaffetz
New FFDCA Combination Drugs
01/20/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide incentives for the development of new combination drugs.
H 4062 - Marchant
Medicare Prescription Drug Program Restriction
11/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the enrollment restriction on certain physicians and practitioners prescribing covered outpatient drugs under the Medicare prescription drug program.
H 4063 - Bilirakis G
Jason Simcakoski PROMISE Act
05/11/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Relates to the Promoting Responsible Opioid Management and Incorporating Scientific Expertise Act, also known as the Jason Simcakoski PROMISE Act; improves the use by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of opioids in providing pain management in veterans; improves patient advocacy by the Secretary; expands the availability of complementary and integrative health.
H 4075 - Sessions P
Cosmetics Modernization Amendments
11/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Cosmetics Modernization Amendments for 2015; amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish new procedures and requirements for the registration of cosmetic manufacturing establishments, the submission of cosmetic and ingredient statements, and the reporting of serious cosmetic adverse events.
H 4076 - Turner M
Substance Abuse Services for Inmates
11/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow for payments to States for substance abuse services furnished to inmates in public institutions.
H 4077 - Williams
Medicare Established Provider Act
11/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Medicare Established Provider Act of 2015; amends the Social Security Act to provide for a Medicare established provider system under which providers of services and suppliers representing a low risk for submitting fraudulent Medicare claims are provided certain claim review protections.
H 4080 - Cartwright
Veterans Unlimited Eligibility for Mental Health Care
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for unlimited eligibility for health care for mental illnesses for veterans of combat service during certain periods of hostilities and war.
H 4090 - Blackburn
Health Care Choices for Seniors Act
11/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Health Care Choice for Seniors Act; amends the Social Security Act to improve choices available to Medicare eligible seniors by permitting them to elect to receive a voucher for a health savings account, for premiums for a high deductible health insurance plan, or both and by suspending Medicare late enrollment penalties between a specified age range.
H 410 - Capps
Gun Violence Prevention
02/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides family members and close associates of an individual who they fear is a danger to himself, herself, or others new tools to prevent gun violence.
H 4103 - Cramer
Critical Access Hospitals for Veterans Act
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Critical Access Hospitals for Veterans Act; amends the United States Code to improve the provision of medical care to veterans at critical access hospitals.
H 4121 - Serrano
Access to SNAP
12/18/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on NUTRITION.
Amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to provide greater access to the supplemental nutrition assistance program by reducing duplicative and burdensome administrative requirements; authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to award grants to certain community-based nonprofit feeding and anti-hunger groups for the purpose of establishing and implementing a Beyond the Soup Kitchen Pilot Program for certain socially and economically disadvantaged populations.
H 4125 - Watson Coleman
VA Public-Private Partnerships Study
11/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the feasibility of the Secretary entering into public-private partnerships to improve the access of veterans to medical facilities in densely populated communities and rural communities.
H 414 - Huizenga
Burdensome Data Collection Relief Act
04/19/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Relates to the Burdensome Data Collection Relief Act; amends the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to repeal certain additional disclosure requirements, and for other purposes.
H 4155 - Black
Telehealth Services in Medicare
12/04/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to test the effect of including telehealth services in Medicare health care delivery reform models.
H 4163 - Pierluisi
Subsidies for Medicare Part D Beneficiaries
12/04/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to make premium and cost-sharing subsidies available to low-income Medicare Part D beneficiaries who reside in Puerto Rico or another territory of the United States.
H 4170 - Cartwright
Disclosure for Domestic Care Services
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS.
Requires the Secretary of Labor, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to draft disclosures describing the rights and liabilities of customers of domestic care services and require that such services provide such disclosures to customers in any contract for such services.
H 4183 - Rooney
Penalties for Fentanyl Trafficking
01/15/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Increases the penalties for fentanyl trafficking.
H 4185 - Price T
Medicare Competitive Bidding and Medical Equipment
12/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Makes adjustments, including by amending Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, relating to competitive bidding program and durable medical equipment under the Medicare program; amends such Title to establish a DMEPOS market pricing program demonstration project.
H 42 - Jackson Lee
Infant Abduction Protections for Medicare Hospitals
01/12/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require hospitals reimbursed under the Medicare system to establish and implement security procedures to reduce the likelihood of infant patient abduction and baby switching, including procedures for identifying all infant patients in the hospital in a manner that ensures that it will be evident if infants are missing from the hospital.
H 420 - Schweikert
Individual Health Insurance
01/20/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Establishes a certification process for opting out of the individual health insurance mandate.
H 4201 - Hastings A
Limitations on Certain Benefits for Persons in Custody
12/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Titles XVI, XVIII, XIX, and XXI of the Social Security Act to remove limitations on Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, and CHIP benefits for persons in custody pending disposition of charges.
H 4207 - Schakowsky
Medicare Part D Drug Prices
12/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Part D of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to determine, on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries, covered Part D drug prices for certain covered Part D drugs.
H 4209 - Waters
Treatment for Diabetes In Minority Communities
12/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to provide treatment for diabetes in minority communities.
H 421 - Sinema
Mental Health Treatment for Veterans
07/22/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee (amended).
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the mental health treatment provided by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to veterans who served in classified missions.
H 4212 - Sanchez Li
Community-Based Institutional Special Needs Plan
12/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Establishes a Community-Based Institutional Special Needs Plan demonstration program to target home and community-based care to eligible Medicare beneficiaries.
H 4217 - Bera
Eligibility for Health Insurance Subsidies
12/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to determine eligibility for health insurance subsidies without regard to amounts included in income by reason of conversion to a Roth IRA.
H 4227 - DeLauro
Medicare Advantage Bill of Rights
12/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Medicare Advantage Bill of Rights Act of 2015; enhances beneficiary and provider protections and improves transparency in the Medicare Advantage market.
H 4234 - Sarbanes J
Primary Care Physician Reentry Act
12/11/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Primary Care Physician Reentry Act of 2015; establishes a demonstration program to facilitate physician reentry into clinical practice to provide primary health services with the awarding of a grant to eligible entities to carry out reentry projects to assist reentering physicians participating in such projects; requires the conduction of a national needs assessment with regard to the supply of primary health services physicians.
H 4262 - Allen
Federal Grant for Health Insurance Exchange
12/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require that a State awarded a Federal grant to establish an exchange and that terminates the State operation of such an exchange provide for an audit of the use of grant funds and return funds to the Federal Government.
H 4266 - Conyers
Occupational Safety and Health Standard
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on WORKFORCE PROTECTIONS.
Directs the Secretary of Labor to issue an occupational safety and health standard to reduce injuries to patients, nurses, and all other health care workers by establishing a safe patient handling, mobility, and injury prevention standard.
H 4273 - Green G
Hospital Outpatient Department Services and Rehab Tech
12/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve payments for hospital outpatient department services and complex rehabilitation technology and to improve program integrity.
H 4275 - Kelly M
Medicare Advantage Program
12/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate a provision under the Medicare Advantage program that inadvertently penalizes Medicare Advantage plans for providing high quality care to Medicare beneficiaries.
H 4276 - Kennedy J
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Strengthens parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits.
H 4277 - Noem
Clinical Psychologists
12/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of clinical psychologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist services under the Medicare program.
H 4279 - Walorski
State Controlled Substance Monitoring Programs
01/12/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose certain information to State controlled substance monitoring programs.
H 4292 - Noem
Health Care Delivery Models
12/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides for research and the testing of innovative health care delivery models to improve medication adherence.
H 4299 - Blum
Access to Excepted Benefits
12/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to prevent the Secretary of Health and Human Services from limiting access to excepted benefits.
H 4315 - Jackson Lee
Access to Mental Health Care Treatment
01/05/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Authorizes funding to increase access to mental health care treatment to reduce gun violence.
H 4349 - Tonko
Coordinating Crisis Care Act
01/07/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish an institution for mental diseases bed registry program.
H 4352 - Moulton
Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016
01/12/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program establishing a patient self-scheduling appointment system.
H 4362 - Rokita
Replace Medicaid and CHIP With Block Grant
01/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Amends the Social Security Act to replace the Medicaid program and the Children's Health Insurance program with a block grant to the States.
H 4367 - Pitts
Federal Funding for Medicaid Expansion for Inmates
01/12/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to end the increased Federal funding for Medicaid expansion with respect to inmates.
H 4368 - Pitts
Treatment of Lump Sum Income Under Medicaid
01/12/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to clarify the treatment of lottery winnings and other lump sum income for purposes of income eligibility under the Medicaid program.
H 4374 - Schakowsky
Mental Health on Campus Improvement Act
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to improve mental and behavioral health services on college and university campuses.
H 4378 - Cartwright
Substance Abuse Treatment Act of 2016
01/13/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Creates the Substance Abuse Treatment Act of 2016; amends the Public Health Service Act to provide grants for treatment of heroin, opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, and PCP abuse.
H 4388 - Loebsack
Behavioral Health Care Integration Act
01/13/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Creates the Behavioral Health Care Integration Act; amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize a primary and behavioral health care integration grant program.
H 4396 - Pallone
Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Supports a comprehensive public health response to the heroin and prescription drug abuse crisis.
H 440 - Boustany
Employer Health Care Coverage
01/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Ensures that long-term unemployed individuals are not taken into account for purposes of the employer health care coverage mandate.
H 4400 - Butterfield
Adding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher
02/05/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates Adding Zika Virus to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act; expands the tropical disease product priority review voucher program to encourage treatments for Zika virus.
H 441 - Boustany
Medicare Long-Term Care Hospital Moratorium Exception
01/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides for a technical change to the Medicare long-term care hospital moratorium exception.
H 4428 - Black
Medicare Hospital Payments
02/05/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure fairness in Medicare hospital payments by establishing a floor for the area wage index applied with respect to certain hospitals.
H 4435 - Green G
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder
02/10/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Improves access to mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, crisis, and recovery services.
H 4437 - Miller J
Commission on Care Report
02/29/2016 - Public Law No. 114-131
Extends the deadline for the submittal of the final report required by the Commission on Care required under the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014.
H 444 - Brownley
Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Veterans
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Expands the research and education on and delivery of complementary and alternative medicine to veterans.
H 4442 - Black
Medicare Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring
02/05/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Titles XVIII and XI of the Social Security Act to promote cost savings and quality care under the Medicare program through the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services.
H 4446 - Stewart
Ebola Funds for Zika Response
02/05/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the use of Ebola funds for Zika response and preparedness.
H 4447 - Courtney
Appropriations for Heroin and Opioid Abuse Epidemic
02/03/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Makes appropriations to address the heroin and opioid drug abuse epidemic for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
H 4469 - Paulsen
Expanded Health Savings Accounts
02/04/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve access to health care through expanded health savings accounts.
H 4475 - Adams
Marginalized Youth Sexual Health Services
02/05/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to support the access of marginalized youth to sexual health services.
H 448 - Chu
Women's Rights on Pregnancy
01/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Protects a woman's right to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy by limiting restrictions on the provision of abortion services.
H 4499 - Mooney
PROP Act of 2016
02/09/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove consideration of certain pain-related issues from calculations under the Medicare hospital value-based purchasing program.
H 4506 - Fortenberry
Comparison Shop for Medical Services
02/09/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to help health care consumers comparison shop for medical services based on quality and cost.
H 4513 - Zeldin
VA Grants for Peer-to-Peer Mental Health Programs
03/07/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to state and local entities to carry out peer-to-peer mental health programs.
H 4525 - DeLauro
Appropriation for Public Health Emergency Fund
02/10/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Makes a supplemental appropriation for the Public Health Emergency Fund.
H 453 - Hultgren
Sexual Risk Avoidance Education Grants
01/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, to award grants on a competitive basis to public and private entities to provide qualified sexual risk avoidance education to youth and their parents.
H 4540 - Aderholt
States Manage SNAP and Drug Addiction
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Provides clarity regarding states' ability to manage the supplemental nutrition assistance program; provides states with funding to treat drug addiction in the SNAP population.
H 4551 - Jolly
Social Security Cost of Living Increases
03/23/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Requires the establishment of a Consumer Price Index for Older Americans to compute cost-of-living increases for monthly insurance benefits under Title II of the Social Security Act.
H 4553 - Harper
Medicare Hospital Payments
02/12/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to clarify reasonable costs for critical access hospital payments under the Medicare program.
H 4561 - Clawson
Ebola Funds for Zika
02/12/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Authorizes the use of Ebola funds for Zika response and preparedness.
H 4563 - Clawson
Zika Vaccine Research
02/12/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a credit for research related to the development of a vaccine for the Zika virus.
H 4565 - DeLauro
Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertising
02/12/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to restrict direct-to-consumer drug advertising.
H 4567 - Lance
Medicaid Mental Health Services Demonstrations
02/12/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Increases the number of States that may conduct Medicaid demonstration programs to improve access to community mental health services.
H 4569 - Matsui D
Medicaid Community Mental Health Services Demonstration
02/12/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) to extend and expand the Medicaid community mental health services demonstration program.
H 4586 - Dold
Lali's Law
05/16/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Relates to Lali's Law; amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to states for developing standing orders and educating health care professionals regarding the dispensing of opioid overdose reversal medication without person-specific prescriptions.
H 4588 - Green G
Federal Matching Assistance for Medicaid Expansion
02/23/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide the same level of Federal matching assistance for every state that chooses to expand Medicaid coverage to newly eligible individuals, regardless of when such expansion takes place.
H 4590 - Miller J
Seismic Safety and Construction Authorization Act
06/22/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations are being made; provides for seismic corrections to certain health facilities.
H 4591 - Miller J
VA Agreements With Health Care Providers
02/25/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into agreements with certain health care providers to furnish hospital care, medical services, and extended care to veterans.
H 4599 - Clark
Reducing Unused Medications Act of 2016
05/12/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Controlled Substances Act to permit certain partial fillings of prescriptions.
H 4614 - Olson
Medicare Radiology Supervision Requirements
02/25/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to align physician supervision requirements under the Medicare program for radiology services performed by advanced level radiographers with state requirements.
H 4621 - Capps
School-Based Health Centers
02/25/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XXI of the Social Security Act to improve access to, and the delivery of, children's health services through school-based health centers.
H 4625 - Hanna
Firefighter Cancer Registry
02/25/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a voluntary patient registry to collect data on cancer incidence among firefighters.
H 4627 - Lewis Jo
ACA Expansion Medicaid Matching Rates
02/25/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide parity among states in the timing of the application of higher federal Medicaid matching rates for the ACA-expansion population.
H 4632 - Wenstrup
Medicare Colorectal Cancer Screening Test
02/25/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to cover screening computed tomography colonography as a colorectal cancer screening test under the Medicare program.
H 4635 - Cartwright
Armed Forces and Veterans Prescription Drug Take-Back
04/01/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides for a prescription drug take-back program for members of the armed forces and veterans.
H 4640 - Jolly
Review of Certain Veterans Suicides
03/07/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a review of the deaths of certain veterans who died by suicide.
H 4641 - Brooks S
Best Practices for Pain Management and Medication
05/12/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Provides for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication.
H 4642 - Collins C
Medicare Diabetic Eye Disease Prevention and Treatment
02/26/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare diabetic eye disease prevention and early treatment demonstration project.
H 4650 - Buchanan
Patient Access To Post Acute Hospital Care Act of 2016
02/29/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of certain Medicare long-term care hospital payment rules.
H 4654 - Maloney S
Communities Safe Through Treatment Act of 2016
04/01/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Directs the Attorney General to carry out a pilot program to provide grants to eligible entities for diversion programs to divert individuals with low-level drug offenses to drug treatment programs.
H 468 - Heck J
Runaway and Homeless Youth Act
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Relates to the Enhancing Services for Runaway and Homeless Victims of Youth Trafficking Act of 2015; amends the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act to increase knowledge concerning, and improve services for, runaway and homeless youth who are victims of trafficking.
H 4683 - Coffman
Armed Forces Discharges
03/21/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide for a review of the characterization or terms of discharge from the Armed Forces of individuals with mental health disorders alleged to affect terms of discharge.
H 4684 - Coffman
Mental Health Care for Veterans
03/03/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish mental health care to certain former members of the Armed Forces who are not otherwise eligible to receive such care.
H 4695 - Engel
Medicaid and CHIP Maternity Care
03/03/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XI of the Social Security Act to improve the quality, health outcomes, and value of maternity care under the Medicaid and CHIP programs by developing maternity care quality measures and supporting maternity care quality collaboratives.
H 4697 - Esty
Opioids Oversight
04/01/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides for increased federal oversight of prescription opioid treatment and assistance to states in reducing opioid addiction, diversion, and deaths.
H 471 - Marino
Prescription Drug Diversion Enforcement
04/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Improves enforcement efforts related to prescription drug diversion and abuse.
H 4714 - Young T
Medicare Coverage for FDA Clinical Trials
03/03/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure Medicare coverage of certain costs associated with FDA-approved clinical trials.
H 4716 - Beatty
Student Mental Health Training For Teachers
03/07/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to support teacher and school professional training on awareness of student mental health conditions and suicide prevention efforts.
H 4725 - Pitts
Common Sense Savings Act of 2016
03/15/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Ordered to be reported.
Reduces the federal deficit through reforms in spending under Medicaid, CHIP, and the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
H 4732 - Ribble
Hospitals Paying for Graduate Medical Education Costs
03/16/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish rules for payment for graduate medical education costs for hospitals that establish a new medical residency training program after hosting resident rotators for short durations.
H 474 - Wenstrup
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for a five-year extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs and to provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under such programs.
H 4756 - Reed T
Nurses Satisfy Medicare Requirement for Diabetic Shoes
03/21/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit nurse practitioners to satisfy the documentation requirement under the Medicare program for coverage of certain shoes for individuals with diabetes.
H 4764 - DeSantis
Service Dogs for Veterans With PTSD
03/16/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide service dogs to certain veterans with severe post-traumatic stress disorder.
H 4771 - Franks
Health Care Liability System
03/22/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Consideration and mark-up session held.
Improves patient access to health care services and provides improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden that the liability system places on the health care delivery system.
H 4773 - Walberg
Secretary of Labor Nullify Rule
03/17/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Requires the Secretary of Labor to nullify the proposed rule regarding defining and delimiting the exemptions for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees; requires the Secretary of Labor to conduct a full and complete economic analysis with improved economic data on small businesses, nonprofit employers, Medicare or Medicaid dependent health care providers, and small governmental jurisdictions, and all other employers, and minimize the impact on such employers/.
H 4774 - Castor
Residency Positions
03/21/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions.
H 4778 - Ellmers
Report On Medical Items and Services
03/17/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Directs the Comptroller General to submit to Congress a report on medical items and services being offered in the facilities of recipients of assistance under Title X of the Public Health Service Act or of their affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, or clinics.
H 4784 - Schrader
Lower Drug Costs Through Competition Act
03/17/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Relates to Lower Drug Costs Through Competition Act; increases competition in the pharmaceutical industry.
H 4794 - Crenshaw
Rollovers Between 529 and ABLE Accounts
03/17/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow rollovers between 529 programs and ABLE accounts.
H 4795 - Crenshaw
ABLE Accounts
03/17/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow individuals with disabilities to save additional amounts in their ABLE accounts above the current annual maximum contribution if they work and earn income.
H 4801 - Lujan Grisham
Audits of Medical Loss Ratio Reports
03/30/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct audits of medical loss ratio reports submitted by health insurance issuers.
H 4802 - Lujan
Beneficiary Access to Care
03/17/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires consideration of the impact on beneficiary access to care; enhances due process protections in procedures for suspending payments to Medicaid providers.
H 4805 - McMorris Rodger
Health Care Clearinghouses Information
03/29/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act to provide that information held by health care clearinghouses is subject to privacy protections that are equivalent to the protections that apply to information held by other types of covered entities under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
H 4807 - Richmond
Federal Matching Assistance For Medicaid Expansion
03/17/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide the same level of federal matching assistance, regardless of date of such expansion, for every state that chooses to expand Medicaid coverage to newly eligible individuals.
H 4813 - Van Hollen
Age Requirement for ABLE Programs
03/17/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the age requirement with respect to eligibility for qualified ABLE programs.
H 4819 - Duncan Jo
Licensing for Health Care Providers
03/21/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a grant program for states that provide flexibility in licensing for health care providers who offer services on a volunteer basis.
H 4835 - Honda
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
03/22/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Facilitates nationwide availability of volunteer income tax assistance for low-income and underserved populations.
H 4841 - Rothfus
Health Care Provider Training
03/28/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Establishes programs for health care provider training in federal health care and medical facilities; establishes federal co-prescribing guidelines; establishes a grant program with respect to naloxone.
H 4843 - Barletta
Child Abuse Monitoring and Oversight
05/12/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require certain monitoring and oversight.
H 4848 - Price T
Medicare Joint Replacement
03/30/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Delays and suspends implementation of a comprehensive care for joint replacement payment model for episode-based payment for lower extremity joint replacement under the Medicare program in a budget neutral manner.
H 4853 - Roskam
Medicare Accreditation Requirements
03/30/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to revise certain accreditation requirements applied under the Medicare program.
H 4861 - DeLauro
Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Services
03/23/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants to health centers to expand access to evidence-based substance abuse treatment services.
H 4874 - Meehan
Funds for Sharing Prescription Monitoring Information
03/23/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires that states receiving grants under the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program set aside sufficient amounts to facilitate electronic information sharing among states in compliance with the Prescription Monitoring Information Exchange National Architecture.
H 4876 - Meehan
Medicare Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
03/29/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes the establishment of programs to prevent prescription drug abuse under the Medicare program.
H 4878 - Paulsen
Medicare Better Care Program
03/29/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare Better Care Program to provide integrated care for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic conditions.
H 4888 - Waters
Ending Homelessness
03/23/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Provides a path to end homelessness in the United States.
H 489 - Olson
State Medicaid Payments to Abortion Providers
01/22/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires States to report information on Medicaid payments to abortion providers.
H 4892 - Miller J
Compensation to Certain Veterans
05/11/2016 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS to full committee (amended).
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to pay special compensation to certain veterans with the loss or loss of use of creative organs.
H 4918 - Slaughter
Guidance for the Safe Prescribing of Opioids
04/12/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance for the safe prescribing of opioids for the treatment of acute pain.
H 492 - Duncan Je
Abortion Rights and Options
01/22/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Ensures that women seeking an abortion receive an ultrasound and the opportunity to review the ultrasound before giving informed consent to receive an abortion.
H 4931 - Slaughter
Program for Collection and Disposal of Prescriptions
04/13/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Directs the Attorney General to establish a national pharmaceutical stewardship program to facilitate the collection and disposal of prescription medications.
H 4966 - Lieu
Requirements for Reusable Medical Devices
04/15/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Establishes requirements for reusable medical devices relating to cleaning instructions and validation data.
H 4967 - Lujan Grisham
Distribution of Food
05/09/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on NUTRITION.
Amends the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 relating to the distribution of food.
H 4969 - Meehan
Informational Materials for Youth and Opioids
05/12/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide for informational materials to educate and prevent addiction in teenagers and adolescents who are injured playing youth sports and subsequently prescribed an opioid.
H 497 - Davis S
Teachers in Social and Emotional Learning Programming
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Requires training for teachers in social and emotional learning programming.
H 4976 - Maloney S
Approval of New Opioid Drugs
05/12/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Requires the Commissioner of Food and Drugs to seek recommendations from an advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration before approval of certain new drugs that are opioids without abuse-deterrent properties.
H 4978 - Jenkins E
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Report
05/12/2016 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Requires the Government Accountability Office to submit to Congress a report on neonatal abstinence syndrome in the United States and its treatment under Medicaid.
H 4981 - Bucshon
Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
05/12/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Controlled Substances Act to improve access to opioid use disorder treatment.
H 4982 - Foster
In-Patient and Outpatient Report
05/12/2016 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Directs the Comptroller General of the United States to evaluate and report on the in-patient and outpatient treatment capacity, availability, and needs of the United States.
H 4983 - Griffith M
Naloxone Best Practices
04/27/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Provides information to prescribers in federally qualified health centers and facilities of the Indian Health Service on best practices for prescribing naloxone.
H 4989 - Ros-Lehtinen
Medicaid Coverage of Cranial Prostheses
04/18/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to require states to provide cranial prostheses under the Medicaid program when a physician finds such treatment necessary for individuals affected by diseases and medical conditions that cause hair loss.
H 4994 - Hastings A
Veterans Income Exemption
04/19/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to exempt reimbursements of certain medical expenses and other payments related to accident, theft, loss, or casualty loss from determinations of annual income with respect to pensions for veterans and surviving spouses and children of veterans.
H 5 - Boehner
Student Success Act
07/13/2015 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Creates the Student Success Act; relates to state and local agency funding, school improvement, direct student services, local agency plans for improving disadvantaged student achievement, parental education involvement, teacher and paraprofessional qualifications, private schools, grants for outlying areas, Indian children, facilities construction, and the education of homeless children and youths.
H 5001 - Ellmers
Electronic Health Records
04/20/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Continues the use of a 3-month quarter electronic health records (EHR) reporting period for health care providers to demonstrate meaningful use for 2016 under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payment programs.
H 5009 - Boustany
Medicare and Medicaid Coverage of Breakthrough Devices
04/20/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure prompt coverage of breakthrough devices under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
H 5020 - Jeffries
Use of Synthetic Drugs Report
04/21/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service to submit to Congress a report on the effects on public health of the increased rate of use of synthetic drugs.
H 5021 - Collins C
Medicaid Subregulatory Policies
04/21/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XI of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to follow rulemaking procedures for costly Medicaid subregulatory policies.
H 5036 - McCollum
Medicaid Spousal Impoverishment Protections
04/21/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Clarifies the application of spousal impoverishment protections for recipients of home and community-based services under Medicaid.
H 5044 - Lowey
Appropriations for Zika Response
04/25/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Makes supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2016 to respond to Zika virus.
H 5045 - Ellmers
Medicare Lower Limb Prostheses Coverage
04/25/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Imposes a moratorium on the implementation of a proposed Medicare local coverage determination on lower limb prostheses.
H 5046 - Sensenbrenner
Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act
05/16/2016 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act to authorize the Attorney General to make grants to assist state and local governments and Indian Tribes in addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse.
H 5048 - Guinta
Good Samaritan Assessment Act of 2016
05/11/2016 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Requires a study by the Comptroller General of the United States on Good Samaritan laws that pertain to treatment of opioid overdoses.
H 5052 - McCarthy K
Opioid Abuse Grants
05/11/2016 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Directs the Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human Services to evaluate the effectiveness of grant programs that provide grants for the primary purpose of providing assistance in addressing problems pertaining to opioid abuse.
H 5088 - Speier
Medicare Ancillary Services Billing
04/28/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Prevents abusive billing of ancillary services to the Medicare program.
H 5095 - Clark
Pain and Substance Abuse System
04/28/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health of Human Services to award grants to states (or collaborations of states) to establish, expand, or maintain a comprehensive regional, state, or municipal system to provide training, education, consultation, and other resources to prescribers relating to patient pain, substance misuse, and substance abuse disorders.
H 5100 - Cardenas
Termination of Medicaid Eligibility
04/28/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to protect at-risk youth against termination of Medicaid eligibility while an inmate of a public institution.
H 512 - Roskam
Title XVIII of the Social Security Act
01/22/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to encourage the development and use of DISARM antimicrobial drugs.
H 5122 - Bucshon
Medicare Part B Prescription Drug Models
05/06/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Prohibits further action on the proposed rule regarding testing of Medicare Part B prescription drug models.
H 5127 - Griffith M
Exclusivity Period for Certain Drug Products
05/06/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to extend the exclusivity period for certain drug products developed or labeled so as to reduce drug abuse.
H 5128 - Roby
VA Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment
05/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a grant program to improve the monitoring of mental health and substance abuse treatment programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 5133 - Hardy C
Rural Health Services
05/20/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on COMMODITY EXCHANGES, ENERGY, AND CREDIT.
Improves rural health services, including by requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct an annual study on such services.
H 5142 - Walberg
Sharing of Substance Abuse Treatment Information
05/06/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the sharing of health information concerning an individual's substance abuse treatment by certain entities.
H 5145 - Bilirakis G
Abuse-Deterrent Prescription Drugs
05/06/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to exclude abuse-deterrent formulations of prescription drugs from the Medicaid additional rebate requirement for new formulations of prescription drugs.
H 5149 - Coffman
VA Emergency Ambulance Services
05/26/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to provide for the circumstances under which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall provide reimbursement for emergency ambulance services.
H 5162 - O'Rourke
Veterans Medical Records
05/26/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose to non-Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers certain medical records of veterans who receive health care from such providers.
H 5164 - Jenkins
Supervision Requirements for Outpatient Services
05/06/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for a permanent extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals.
H 5178 - Wenstrup
VA Educational and Vocational Counseling
05/18/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide educational and vocational counseling for veterans on campuses of institutions of higher learning.
H 5182 - Long
Development of Safe Drugs for Neonates
05/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Promotes the development of safe drugs for neonates.
H 5188 - Love
Physician Training
05/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to promote physician training in newly recognized primary medical specialties.
H 5189 - Kuster
Opioid Abuse Crisis Act of 2016
06/07/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Addresses the opioid abuse crisis.
H 519 - Turner M
Individual and Employer Health Insurance Mandates
01/22/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the individual and employer health insurance mandates.
H 5194 - Blumenauer
Drug Disposal Programs Credit
05/11/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for costs incurred by certain businesses for drug disposal programs.
H 5195 - DeLauro
Coverage of Breast Cancer Treatment
05/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires that health plans provide coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer and coverage for secondary consultations.
H 5210 - Price T
Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act
07/06/2016 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Creates the Patient Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act of 2016; improves access to durable medical equipment for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program.
H 5216 - Lujan
Opioid and Heroin Abuse Crisis Investment Act of 2016
05/20/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Provides funding for opioid and heroin abuse prevention and treatment.
H 5219 - Herrera Beutler
Pregnant and Lactating Women Task Force
05/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for the establishment of the Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women; requires an annual report to Congress on approved new drug applications with information on pregnancy and lactation.
H 5234 - Chu
Mental Health Outreach
05/20/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for behavioral and mental health outreach and education strategies to reduce stigma associated with mental health among the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander population.
H 5241 - Ruiz
Health Care Fraud
05/20/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to distribute additional information to Medicare beneficiaries to prevent health care fraud.
H 5243 - Rogers H
Zika Response Appropriations Act 2016
05/18/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Makes appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, to strengthen public health activities in response to the Zika virus.
H 5249 - Capps
Pain Research
05/20/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the NIH to intensify and coordinate fundamental, translational, and clinical research with respect to the understanding of pain, the discovery and development of therapies for chronic pain, and the development of alternatives to opioids for effective pain treatments.
H 5267 - Frankel
Federal Health Programs
05/20/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XI of the Social Security Act to expand the permissive exclusion from federal health programs to include certain individuals with prior interest in sanctioned entities and entities affiliated with sanctioned entities and to provide a criminal penalty for the illegal distribution of Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP beneficiary identification or provider numbers.
H 5268 - McDermott
Welcome to Medicare Package
05/20/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for improvements to the welcome to Medicare package.
H 5273 - Tiberi
Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016
06/08/2016 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for regulatory relief under the Medicare program for certain providers of services and suppliers and increased transparency in hospital coding and enrollment data.
H 5284 - Sessions P
Eliminate Health Coverage Mandates
05/19/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Eliminates the individual and employer health coverage mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; expands beyond that Act the choices in obtaining and financing affordable health insurance coverage.
H 5287 - Foster
Substance Use Disorders Treatment
05/19/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide states with an option to provide medical assistance to individuals between the ages of 22 and 64 for inpatient services to treat substance use disorders at certain facilities.
H 5290 - McDermott
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
05/19/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to qualify homeless youth and veterans who are full-time students for purposes of the low income housing tax credit.
H 5304 - Veasey
Transitional Assistance Management Program
06/09/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to extend health care coverage under the Transitional Assistance Management Program.
H 531 - DeLauro
Funding for the National Institutes of Health
01/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Prioritizes funding for the National Institutes of Health to discover treatments and cures, to maintain global leadership in medical innovation, and to restore the purchasing power the NIH had after the historic doubling campaign that ended in fiscal year 2003.
H 5314 - DeSaulnier
Decline Filling Controlled Substance Prescriptions
05/24/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for the development and dissemination of programs and materials for training pharmacists, health care providers, and patients on the circumstances under which a pharmacist may decline to fill a prescription for a controlled substance because the pharmacist suspects the prescription is fraudulent, forged, or otherwise indicative of abuse or diversion.
H 5324 - Brat
Health Savings Accounts
05/25/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the permissible use of health savings accounts to include health insurance payments and to increase the dollar limitation for contributions to health savings accounts.
H 5327 - Kuster
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Programs
05/25/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Reauthorizes and improves programs related to mental health and substance use disorders.
H 5330 - Lujan
Peer-Support Specialist Programs
05/25/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for a report on best practices for peer-support specialist programs; authorizes grants for behavioral health paraprofessional training and education.
H 5331 - Lujan
Medicaid Behavioral Health Infrastructure
05/25/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for behavioral health infrastructure improvements under the Medicaid program.
H 5343 - Dingell D
VA Transparency Enhancement Act of 2016
06/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Requires increased reporting regarding certain surgeries scheduled at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 536 - Womack
Medicaid Waivers for Retirees
01/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to approve waivers under the Medicaid Program under title XIX of the Social Security Act that are related to State provider taxes that exempt certain retirement communities.
H 5362 - Kennedy J
Medicaid Mental and Behavioral Health Matching Rate
05/26/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a higher federal matching rate for increased expenditures under Medicaid for mental and behavioral health services.
H 5366 - Murphy P
Alzheimer's Disease Breakthrough Therapies
05/26/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income for seven years amounts earned from the sale of drugs that demonstrate breakthrough therapies for treating Alzheimer's disease.
H 5369 - Ryan T
Healthy Start for Infants Program
05/26/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the Healthy Start for Infants Program.
H 537 - Womack
Affordable Care Act Advertising and Education
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Requires any communication using Federal funds to advertise or educate the public on certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Healthcare and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 to state that such communication was produced at taxpayer expense.
H 5375 - Mullin
CHIP and Medicaid Expansion
05/27/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to eliminate the CHIP maintenance of effort requirement and to eliminate DSH cuts for states not implementing the ACA Medicaid expansion.
H 539 - Kelly R
Low Income Oral Health Care
01/27/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends part B of title III of the Public Health Service Act to improve essential oral health care for lower income individuals by breaking down barriers to care.
H 5392 - Young
No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act
06/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to improve the Veterans Crisis Line.
H 5395 - Burgess
Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes Act
06/07/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires studies and reports examining the use of, and opportunities to use, technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models to improve programs of the Department of Health and Human Services.
H 5396 - McDermott
Medicare Dental Vision and Hearing Benefit Act of 2016
06/07/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of dental, vision, and hearing care under the Medicare program.
H 5404 - Fitzpatrick
Medical Devices
06/08/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends 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.
H 5406 - Noem
Tribal Health Care
07/12/2016 - Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS hearings held.
Amends the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to improve access to tribal health care by providing for systemic Indian Health Service workforce and funding allocation reforms.
H 5407 - Brown C
Services for Homeless Veterans With Dependent Children
06/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Labor to prioritize the provision of services to homeless veterans with dependent children in carrying out homeless veterans reintegration programs.
H 5410 - Flores
Grace Period Before Discontinuing Health Coverage
06/08/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to better align the grace period required for non-payment of premiums before discontinuing coverage under qualified health plans with such grace periods provided for under state law.
H 5411 - Kennedy J
Medicaid Mental Services
06/08/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide under the state plan under the Medicaid program early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services to individuals under age 21 who are receiving services in institutions for mental diseases.
H 5416 - Lamborn
Burial Benefits for Veterans
06/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to expand burial benefits for veterans who die while receiving hospital care or medical services under the Veterans Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 542 - Harper
Scholarships and Loan Repayments for Chiropractors
01/27/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of doctors of chiropractic in the National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment programs.
H 543 - Blackburn
Affordable Care Act Interstate Commerce Health Coverage
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Repeals title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for cooperative governing of individual health insurance coverage offered in interstate commerce.
H 5431 - Israel
Grants for Female Veterans Health Care Facilities
06/21/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program to award grants to health care entities to lease, purchase, or build health care facilities for female patients to provide hospital care and medical services to qualified female veterans.
H 5432 - Joyce
Opiate Abuse Prevention and Treatment
06/16/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Prevents the abuse of opiates; improves response and treatment for the abuse of opiates and related overdoses.
H 5445 - Paulsen
health savings accounts
06/17/2016 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve the rules with respect to health savings accounts.
H 5447 - Boustany
Small Business Health Care Relief Act
06/23/2016 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Provides an exception from certain group health plan requirements for qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements; relates to maximum dollar limitations; requires a notice to each eligible employee to include the amount which would be such employee's permitted benefits and a statement regarding the information an employee should provide.
H 5452 - Moolenaar
Native American Health Savings Improvement Act
06/22/2016 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Permits individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts.
H 5456 - Buchanan
Family First Prevention Services Act
06/23/2016 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Invests in funding prevention and family services to help keep children safe and supported at home; ensures that children in foster care are placed in the least restrictive, most family-like, and appropriate settings; eliminates the time limit for famil reunification services while in foster care; provides for a plan to prevent child abuse and neglect fatalities; provides for mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services; relates to pregnant or parenting foster youth.
H 546 - Barton
Medicaid Services to Children with Complex Conditions
01/27/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide States with the option of providing services to children with medically complex conditions under the Medicaid program and Children's Health Insurance Program through a care coordination program focused on improving health outcomes for children with medically complex conditions and lowering costs.
H 5462 - Loebsack
State Medicaid Option
06/13/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a State Medicaid option to enhance administrative matching funds to support statewide behavioral health access program activities for children under 21 years of age.
H 5473 - Davis D
Substance Use Needs of Families in Child Welfare System
06/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends part B of title IV of the Social Security Act to create a grant program to promote Federal, State, and local coordination to address substance use needs of families in the child welfare system, in order to improve child well-being and permanency.
H 5497 - Lipinski
Hospital and Ambulatory Surgical Center Treatment
06/16/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the public disclosure of charges for certain hospital and ambulatory surgical center treatment episodes.
H 5506 - Young T
Medicare Beneficiaries with End-Stage Renal Disease
06/16/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a demonstration program to provide integrated care for Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease.
H 5514 - Honda
Increased Flexibility In Blood Donor Screening
06/16/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide for increased flexibility in blood donor screening, while maintaining a safe blood donor pool, during times of national or local need.
H 5542 - DeGette
Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program
06/21/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act to establish a comprehensive and nationwide system to evaluate the quality of care provided to beneficiaries of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program and to provide incentives for voluntary quality improvement.
H 5543 - Lawrence
Environmental Health Professionals Educating & Training
06/21/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Prioritizes educating and training for existing and new environmental health professionals.
H 5547 - Burgess
Increased Price Transparency of Hospital Information
06/21/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for increased price transparency of hospital information and to provide for additional research on consumer information on charges and out-of-pocket costs.
H 5549 - Harris
Medical Marijuana Researchers Marijuana Accessibility
06/27/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends the Controlled Substances Act to make marijuana accessible for use by qualified medical marijuana researchers.
H 555 - Black
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
01/27/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires an exchange established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to notify individuals in the case that personal information of such individuals is known to have been acquired or accessed as a result of a breach of the security of any system maintained by the Exchange.
H 5559 - Smith J
Hospital Length of Stay Calculation Rules
06/22/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends section 1206 of the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013 to clarify the application of rules on the calculation of hospital length of stay to certain moratorium-excepted long-term care hospitals (LTCHs).
H 556 - Bilirakis G
medicare physical therapists arrangements
01/27/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to add physical therapists to the list of providers allowed to utilize locum tenens arrangements under Medicare.
H 5562 - Griffith M
Medicaid and CHIP Payment Advisory Commission Members
06/22/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for Congressional appointment of members of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment Advisory Commission (MACPAC).
H 5573 - Schakowsky
Brand Name Biological Products Exclusivity Period
06/23/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to shorten the exclusivity period for brand name biological products from twelve to seven years.
H 5589 - Blackburn
Special Enrollment Periods in PPACA Insurance Plans
06/28/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to require verification for eligibility for enrollment during special enrollment periods in PPACA insurance plans.
H 5593 - Delaney
Fair Credit Reporting & Fair Debt Collection Practices
06/28/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to delay the inclusion in consumer credit reports; establishes requirements for debt collectors with respect to medical debt information of veterans due to inappropriate or delayed Veterans Choice Program billing payments.
H 5601 - Kuster
Labeling of Drugs Containing an Opiate
06/28/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the label of any drug containing an opiate to prominently state that addiction is possible.
H 561 - Grayson
School Start Times
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Requires the Secretary of Education to assess the impact of school start times on student health, well-being, and performance.
H 5613 - Jenkins
Requirements for Outpatient Therapeutic Services
07/21/2016 - From HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Reported as amended.
Provides for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2016.
H 5614 - Crowley
Medicare Classification in Hospitals
07/01/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a change in Medicare classification for certain hospitals.
H 5626 - Mullin
Medicaid Program Retroactive Coverage
07/05/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to eliminate the requirement for 3 months of retroactive coverage under the Medicaid program.
H 5645 - Israel
Grants for Alzheimer's Disease Research
07/06/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants for Alzheimer's disease research.
H 5648 - O'Rourke
Mental Health Care Provider Transition
07/06/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes an individual who is transitioning from receiving treatment furnished by the Secretary of Defense to treatment furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to continue receiving treatment from such individual's mental health care provider of the Department of Defense.
H 5655 - Cartwright
Prevention of Prescription Opioid Misuse Programs
07/20/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Establishes programs related to prevention of prescription opioid misuse.
H 5659 - Smith J
Medicare Advantage Coverage Expansion for ESRD
07/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to expanding Medicare Advantage coverage for individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
H 5667 - Jenkins
Medicare Shared Savings Program Beneficiaries
07/07/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Social Security Act to improve the way beneficiaries are assigned under the Medicare shared savings program by also basing such assignment on services furnished by federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics.
H 5681 - Sanchez Li
Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver Support Services
07/07/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to test the efficacy of providing Alzheimer's Disease caregiver support services in delaying or reducing the use of institutionalized care for Medicare beneficiaries with Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia.
H 5688 - Price T
Medicare Long-term Care Hospital Site Provisions
07/08/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a temporary exception to the application of the Medicare long-term care hospital site neutral provisions for certain spinal cord specialty hospitals.
H 5692 - DeLauro
Group Actions for Claims under civil Rights Act of 1964
07/20/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Restores the effective use of group actions for claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title V of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 1977 of the Revised Statutes, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.
H 5712 - Messer
Flatline of the Individual Mandate Tax Penalty
07/11/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to flatline the individual mandate tax penalty; relates to the Obamacare Regressive Tax Relief Act as relates to the Affordable Care Act.
H 5713 - Tiberi
Long-term Care Hospital Medicare Payment Rules
07/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Provides for the extension of certain long-term care hospital Medicare payment rules; clarifies the application of rules on the calculation of hospital length of stay to certain moratorium-excepted long-term care hospitals.
H 5717 - Lance
Collection of Medicaid Data Improvement
07/11/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to improve collection of Medicaid data and to expand coverage of tobacco cessation services to mothers of newborns.
H 5721 - Jenkins
Medicare Administrative Contractors Determinations
07/11/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to improve the process whereby Medicare administrative contractors issue local coverage determinations under the Medicare program.
H 5723 - Levin S
Long-term Care Hospitals Discharges Site Payment Rate
07/11/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a temporary exception to the site neutral payment rate for certain discharges from long-term care hospitals that involve severe wounds.
H 5746 - DelBene
Identifiable Information Shared by Wellness Programs
07/13/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit wellness programs from sharing personally identifiable information related to individuals' use of or prescriptions for contraceptives.
H 576 - Stivers
Definition of Homeless Youth
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Amends the definition of homeless person under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to include certain homeless children and youth.
H 5763 - Bucshon
Treatment of DNA Specimen Provenance Assay Test
07/13/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Clarifies the treatment of certain DNA Specimen Provenance Assay tests as reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of illness for coverage under the Medicare program.
H 5767 - MacArthur
Medicare Dependent Hospitals
07/13/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit hospitals in all-urban States to be considered Medicare dependent hospitals.
H 5772 - Ruiz
Medicare Eligibility Enrollment Process
07/13/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a system to educate individuals approaching Medicare eligibility, to simplify and modernize the eligibility enrollment process, and to provide for additional assistance for complaints and requests of Medicare beneficiaries that relate to their enrollment in the Medicare program.
H 5799 - Jenkins
Medicare Program Patients Health Services
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends 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.
H 5810 - Huffman
Standard for Evaluation of Prospective Foster Parents
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Establishes a national, evidence-based, and comprehensive home study assessment standard for the evaluation of prospective foster parents and adoptive parents and provide funding to States to adopt this standard.
H 5814 - Costello
Disability Determinations for Loan Discharge
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve service-connected disability determinations for purposes of loan discharge.
H 5832 - Donovan
Maternal Drug Abuse Treatment Diversion Program
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Amends title 18, United States Code, to provide for the option to use a diversion program to treat maternal drug abuse in a family-centered medical context.
H 5837 - Hastings A
Medical Assistance Under the Medicaid Program
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid program of items and services furnished in an institution for mental diseases in the case of inpatient, non-hospital substance use disorder treatment facility services furnished for nonelderly adults.
H 5841 - Kelly M
Coordinated Care Furnished to Medicare Beneficiaries
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a population based payment demonstration project under which Patient Care Networks are paid prospective monthly capitated payments for coordinated care furnished to Medicare beneficiaries.
H 5842 - Kuster
Pilot Program for Veteran Opioid Addiction Treatment
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to improve treatment for veterans suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain.
H 5845 - Larson
Opioid Pain Reliever Excise Tax
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish an excise tax on the production and importation of opioid pain relievers.
H 5846 - Lewis Jo
Grants to Entities to Alleviate Community Violence
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to eligible entities to prevent or alleviate community violence by providing education, mentoring, and counseling services to children, adolescents, teachers, families, and community leaders on the principles and practice of nonviolence.
H 5856 - Maloney S
Insurance Purchase on Small Business Exchange
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to allow sole proprietors and the spouses and domestic partners of sole proprietors to purchase insurance on the small business exchange.
H 5858 - McCaul
Development of New Drugs to Treat Pediatric Cancers
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a program to provide additional incentives for the development of new drugs to treat pediatric cancers.
H 5864 - McNerney
Mental Health Training for Law Enforcement
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide for mental health training for law enforcement.
H 5868 - Mullin
Secretary of Health and Human Services Advertising
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services from using any type of fee collected to advertise or market Exchanges established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 588 - Rothfus
Medicare Open Enrollment
01/28/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Preserves Medicare beneficiary choice by restoring and expanding the Medicare open enrollment and disenrollment opportunities repealed by section 3204(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 5880 - Richmond
Social Security Account Numbers and Medicare Cards
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title II of the Social Security Act; prohibits inclusion of Social Security account numbers on Medicare cards.
H 5902 - Tonko
Federal Medical Assistance Percentage Under Medicaid
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; provides a temporary higher Federal medical assistance percentage for Federal expenditures under the Medicaid program that are associated with the cost of compliance with certain Federal regulations with respect to services furnished in certain intermediate care facilities or home and community-based services furnished to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
H 5903 - Van Hollen
Transition to Independence Demonstration Program
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Establishes the Transition to Independence demonstration program.
H 5904 - Walker
PPACA Transitional Reinsurance Program Funds
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to deposit certain funds into the general fund of the Treasury in accordance with provisions of Federal law with regard to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's Transitional Reinsurance Program.
H 5906 - Welch
Lifeline Assistance WiFi Receiving Mobile Devices
07/14/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Directs the Federal Communications Commission to adopt rules and conduct outreach to offer recipients of assistance under the Lifeline Assistance Program mobile devices that are capable of receiving a WiFi signal and are capable of tethering with other WiFi compatible hardware or devices.
H 5919 - Schweikert
SSDI Act Reform
07/18/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Relates to the Preserving and Reforming SSDI (PAR-SSDI) Act of 2016; amends the Social Security Act to improve the process of disability determinations and awarding disability benefits; relates to a person's ability to communicate in English, quarters of coverage, disqualification on receipt of SSDI benefits in a month when unemployment compensation is received, trial work periods, electronic data matching, Medicare, unearned income, medical evidence, fraud and the medical consultant acknowledgment form.
H 592 - Guthrie
Medicare Pharmacist Coverage
01/28/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of pharmacist services.
H 5923 - Israel
Elementary and Secondary School Nurse Training
07/21/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to eligible entities to train elementary and secondary school nurses on how to respond to a biological or chemical attack or an outbreak of pandemic illness in a school building or on school grounds.
H 5927 - Renacci
Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings Release Delay
07/25/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Delays for one year the release of the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.
H 596 - Byrne
Affordable Care Act Provisions Repeal
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH, EMPLOYMENT, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H 6 - Upton
21st Century Cures Act
07/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Creates the 21st Century Cures Act; relates to medically-related discovery, development, and delivery to include the reauthorization of the National Institutes of Health and related funding, high-risk research, loan repayment programs, pediatric research, age appropriate clinical research, clinical trials data, disease data, drug development and accelerated approval, expanding patient access, immunization practices, breakthrough devices, in vitro diagnostics, telehealth, and medical education.
H 605 - Engel
Medicare Infusion Care Coverage
01/28/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coverage of home as a site of care for infusion therapy under the Medicare program.
H 610 - Duffy
Social Security Act on Medicaid
01/28/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to audit States to determine if such States used Medicaid funds in violation of the Hyde Amendment and other Federal prohibitions on funding for abortions.
H 613 - Meehan
Court Services and Treatment for Veterans
03/17/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize veterans' treatment courts and encourage services for veterans.
H 617 - Reed T
Clinical Trial Registry Data Bank Reporting
01/28/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to enhance the clinical trial registry data bank reporting requirements and enforcement measures.
H 626 - Denham
Medicare Advantage Plan Change Disclosure
01/30/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require Medicare Advantage organizations to disclose certain information on the changes made to the MA plan offered by such organization pursuant to changes required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H 627 - Hahn
Homeless Veteran Benefits
05/15/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to expand the definition of homeless veteran for purposes of benefits under the Laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
H 628 - McMorris Rodger
Medicare Speech Device Coverage
01/30/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiary access to eye tracking accessories for speech generating devices and to remove the rental cap for durable medical equipment under the Medicare Program with respect to speech generating devices.
H 631 - Schock
Religious Exemption from Health Coverage Mandate
01/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate.
H 633 - Young D
Affordable Care Act Identifiable Information Sharing
01/30/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to prohibit the sharing of personally identifiable information obtained through the Federally Facilitated Marketplace for marketing.
H 635 - Rangel
US Export of Agricultural Products to Cuba
03/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Facilitates the export of United States agricultural products to Cuba as authorized by the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000, to remove impediments to the export to Cuba of medical devices and medicines, to allow travel to Cuba by United States legal residents, to establish an agricultural export promotion program with respect to Cuba.
H 639 - Pitts
Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies
11/25/2015 - Public Law No. 114-89
Creates the Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act; amends the Controlled Substances Act with respect to drug scheduling recommendations by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and with respect to registration of manufacturers and distributors seeking to conduct clinical testing.
H 642 - Walorski
Beneficiary Travel for Veterans Seeking Treatment
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for the eligibility for beneficiary travel for veterans seeking treatment or care for military sexual trauma in specialized outpatient or residential programs at facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 663 - Reed T
Medicare-dependent Hospital Program
02/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make permanent the extension of the Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) program and the increased payments under the Medicare low-volume hospital program.
H 667 - Blumenauer
Veterans Marijuana Recommendations
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes Department of Veterans Affairs health care providers to provide recommendations and opinions to veterans regarding participation in State marijuana programs.
H 670 - Thompson G
Medicaid Supplemental Needs Trusts
07/13/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the Medicaid rules regarding supplemental needs trusts for Medicaid beneficiaries to trusts established by those beneficiaries.
H 672 - Young D
Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program
02/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a five-year extension of the rural community hospital demonstration program.
H 677 - Abraham
American Heroes COLA Act of 2015
02/10/2016 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Creates the American Heroes COLA Act of 2015; provides for annual cost-of-living adjustments to be made automatically by law each year in the rates of disability compensation for veterans with service-connected disabilities and the rates of dependency and indemnity compensation for survivors of certain service-connected disabled veterans; relates to claims processing; extends the program on counseling in retreat settings for women veterans newly separated from service.
H 683 - Forbes
Affordable Care Act IRS Enforcement Prohibition
02/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Prohibits the Internal Revenue Service from hiring new employees to enforce any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H 691 - Matsui D
Telehealth Standards
02/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Promotes the provision of telehealth by establishing a Federal standard for telehealth.
H 696 - Whitfield
Sales Price for Drugs and Biologicals Under Medicare
02/03/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to exclude customary prompt pay discounts from manufacturers to wholesalers from the average sales price for drugs and biologicals under Medicare.
H 7 - Boehner
Taxpayer Funded Abortions
01/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Prohibits taxpayer funded abortions; creates the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2015.
H 700 - Green G
Medicaid Continuous Enrollment
02/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for 12-month continuous enrollment of individuals under the Medicaid program and Children's Health Insurance Program.
H 716 - DeLauro
Mammogram Breast Density Reporting
02/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires breast density reporting to physicians and patients by facilities that perform mammograms.
H 72 - Jackson Lee
Nebulizer Grant Program for Schools
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Establishes a grant program for nebulizers in elementary and secondary schools.
H 724 - Lance
Affordable Care Act Risk Corridor Program Restrictions
02/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to impose restrictions on the risk corridor program.
H 729 - Maloney C
Medicare Demonstration Project
02/04/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Provides for a Medicare demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of covering low vision devices as durable medical equipment under Part B of the Medicare program.
H 731 - Nugent
Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act
03/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Reauthorizes and improves the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2004.
H 745 - Walden
Social Security Act to Ambulance Services
02/04/2015 - Additionally referred to HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends 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.
H 763 - LoBiondo
Veterans Health Care Facilities
02/20/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program under which eligible veterans may elect to receive hospital care and medical services at non-Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.
H 769 - Messer
Educational Institutions Health Mandate Exemption
02/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain educational institutions from the employer health insurance mandate.
H 771 - DeGette
Diabetic Testing Strips
02/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to strengthen rules applied in case of competition for diabetic testing strips.
H 775 - Boustany
Medicare Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Caps
02/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps.
H 776 - Boustany
Sanctions for Noncompliance with Medicare Stark Rule
02/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to create alternative sanctions for technical noncompliance with the Stark rule under Medicare.
H 777 - Castor
National Institutes of Health Funding
02/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on APPROPRIATIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide funding for the National Institutes of Health.
H 778 - Connolly
Affordable Care Act State Medicaid Funds
02/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to redistribute Federal funds that would otherwise be made available to States that do not provide for the Medicaid expansion in accordance with the Affordable Care Act to those States electing to provide those Medicaid benefits.
H 786 - Ellmers
Vaccine Access
02/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Improves access, certainty, and innovation with respect to vaccines.
H 790 - Griffith M
Investigational Drugs Used by Terminally Ill Patients
02/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Allows the manufacture, importation, distribution, and sale of investigational drugs and devices intended for use by terminally ill patients who execute an informed consent document.
H 793 - Griffith M
Medicare Pharmacy Coverage in Underserved Areas
02/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure equal access of Medicare beneficiaries to community pharmacies in underserved areas as network pharmacies under Medicare prescription drug coverage.
H 795 - Huizenga
Website Publication of Medicare Payment Rates
02/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make publicly available on the official Medicare Internet site Medicare payment rates for frequently reimbursed hospital inpatient procedures, hospital outpatient procedures, and physicians' services.
H 804 - Ryan P
Medicare Data Access
02/05/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase access to Medicare data.
H 817 - Nunes
Medicare Zip Code Reclassification
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Suspends the implementation of zip code reclassifications for Medicare payment for ambulance services.
H 818 - Roskam
Medicare and Medicaid Programs
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to curb waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
H 822 - Sessions P
Medicare Reporting of Air Ambulance Services
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require reporting of certain data by providers and suppliers of air ambulance services for purposes of reforming reimbursements for such services under the Medicare program.
H 826 - McKinley
Study on Gaps in Mental Health Services
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for a study by the Institute of Medicine on gaps in mental health services and how these gaps can increase the risk of violent acts.
H 832 - Cook
Job Placement Contract for Veterans
06/25/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY to full committee.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Labor to enter into a contract for the conduct of a longitudinal study of the job counseling, training, and placement services for veterans provided by the Secretary.
H 835 - DeLauro
Medicaid Therapeutic Foster Care Services
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a standard definition of therapeutic foster care services in Medicaid.
H 837 - Fitzpatrick
Medicare Retirement Community Payments
02/13/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Implements a demonstration project under titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to examine the costs and benefits of providing payments for comprehensive coordinated health care services provided by purpose-built, continuing care retirement communities to Medicare beneficiaries.
H 842 - Kinzinger
Huntington's Disease
02/10/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Requires the Commissioner of Social Security to revise the medical and evaluation criteria for determining disability in a person diagnosed with Huntington's Disease and to waive the 24-month waiting period for Medicare eligibility for individuals disabled by Huntington's Disease.
H 868 - Stewart
TRICARE Program and Eligibility
11/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES: Referred to Subcommittee on MILITARY PERSONNEL.
Provides for coordination between the TRICARE program and eligibility for making contributions to a health savings account.
H 876 - Doggett
Notice of Observation Treatment
08/06/2015 - Public Law No. 114-42
Creates the Notice of Observation Treatment and Implication of Care Eligibility Act; amends the Social Security Act to require hospitals to provide certain notifications to individuals classified by such hospitals under observation status rather than admitted as inpatients of such hospitals regarding the implications of such status including cost-sharing requirements and subsequent eligibility for coverage for services by a skilled nursing facility.
H 886 - Westerman
Workforce Requirements for Medical Assistance
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to permit States to impose workforce requirements for individuals made eligible for medical assistance under the amendments made by the Affordable Care Act.
H 887 - Black
Electronic Health Record Use
03/13/2015 - From HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS: Reported as amended.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the treatment of patient encounters in ambulatory surgical centers in determining meaningful electronic health record use.
H 90 - Brownley
Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request Reviews
02/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct reviews of certain budget requests of the President for the medical care accounts of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 903 - Pitts
Affordable Care Act Identifiable Information
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires notification of individuals of breaches of personally identifiable information through Exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 909 - McCaul
Expanding Access for Breakthrough Drugs
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to expanding access for breakthrough drugs.
H 912 - Yarmuth
Moratorium on Mountaintop Coal Mining
03/16/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on ENERGY AND MINERAL RESOURCES.
Places a moratorium on permitting for mountaintop removal coal mining until health studies are conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services.
H 919 - Green G
Children's Health Insurance Program
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Children's Health Insurance Program.
H 928 - Boustany
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Annual Fee
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Repeals the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 931 - DeLauro
Approval of Certain Drugs and Biological Products
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for approval of certain drugs and biological products indicated for use in a well-defined population of patients in order to address increases in bacterial resistance to drugs and biological products.
H 933 - Eshoo
Head Start Act
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on EARLY CHILDHOOD, ELEMEN. & SECOND. EDUCATION.
Amends the Head Start Act to ensure that all children in Head Start and Early Head Start programs are vaccinated, and allow exemptions only for children with underlying medical conditions, for whom vaccines are therefore medically contraindicated.
H 938 - Jolly
Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Revises and extends provisions under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act.
H 940 - Black
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services, to amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities.
H 943 - Lewis Jo
Employer Disclosure of Medicare Beneficiaries
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the requirement for employer disclosure of information on health care coverage of employees who are Medicare beneficiaries.
H 952 - Schakowsky
Minimum Registered Nurse Staffing Requirement
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to establish a minimum direct care registered nurse staffing requirement at nursing facilities and skilled nursing facilities under Medicare and Medicaid.
H 953 - Sensenbrenner
Grants to Address Prescription Opioid and Heroin Abuse
04/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION & WORKFORCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HIGHER EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE TRAINING.
Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.
H 954 - Smith Ad
Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan
02/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt from the individual mandate certain individuals who had coverage under a terminated qualified health plan funded through the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan program.
H 965 - Pascrell
Clinical Data Registry Human Subject Protection
02/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires the issuance of guidance on the application of the Federal policy for the protection of human subjects with respect to clinical data registries.
H 971 - Bilirakis G
Exclusivity Period Extension for Approved Drugs
02/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize a 6-month extension of certain exclusivity periods in the case of approved drugs that are subsequently approved for a new indication to prevent, diagnose, or treat a rare disease or condition.
H 975 - Huizenga
Retirement Plan Distributions to Health Savings Account
02/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow the transfer of required minimum distributions from a retirement plan to a health savings account.
H 976 - Johnson S
Medicare Exception on Physician Referrals
02/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Repeals changes made by health care reform laws to the Medicare exception to the prohibition on certain physician referrals for hospitals.
H 977 - Schock
Medicare Payment to Hospitals for Nursing Care Programs
02/13/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Enables hospital-based nursing programs that are affiliated with a hospital to maintain payments under the Medicare program to hospitals for the costs of such programs.
HJR 50 - Collins D
Consent of Congress to the Health Care Compact
05/12/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Grants the consent of Congress to the Health Care Compact.
HJR 86 - DeFazio
Balanced Budget Amendment
04/28/2016 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide for balanced budgets for the government.
HRES 173 - Burgess
Consideration of H2
03/26/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, and providing for proceedings during a specified time period.
HRES 19 - Burgess
Keystone XL Pipeline and Affordable Care Act
01/08/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3) to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, and providing for consideration of the bill (H.R; 30) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 30-hour threshold for classification as a full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replace it with 40 hours.
HRES 319 - Burgess
Consideration of H160 and H1190
06/17/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 160) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on medical devices; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1190) to repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
HRES 343 - Ros-Lehtinen
Concern Regarding Reports of Chinese Organ Harvesting
06/13/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Expresses concern regarding persistent and credible reports of systematic, state-sanctioned organ harvesting from non-consenting prisoners of conscience in the People's Republic of China, including from large numbers of Falun Gong practitioners and members of other religious and ethnic minority groups.
HRES 350 - Burgess
Consideration of H6
07/09/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 6) to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of 21st century cures.
HRES 421 - Foxx
Consideration of H3134 and H3504
09/17/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3134) to provide for a moratorium on Federal funding to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R; 3504) to amend Title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
HRES 444 - Foxx
Consideration of H3495
09/29/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3495) to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow for greater State flexibility with respect to excluding providers who are involved in abortions, and waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules.
HRES 507 - Woodall
Consideration of H22
11/03/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 22) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; provides for proceedings during a specified time period.
HRES 512 - Woodall
Consideration of H22
11/04/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for further consideration of the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 22) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
HRES 594 - Stivers
Consideration of H3700
02/02/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3700) to provide housing opportunities in the United States through modernization of various housing programs.
HRES 632 - Burgess
Consideration of H3716
03/02/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3716) to amend Title XIX of the Social Security Act to require States to provide to the Secretary of Health and Human Services certain information with respect to provider terminations.
HRES 70 - Burgess
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
02/03/2015 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 596) to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and for other purposes.
HRES 720 - Collins D
Consideration of H4641 and H5046
05/11/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4641) to provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5046) to amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to authorize the Attorney General to make grants to assist State and local governments in addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse.
HRES 725 - Collins D
Consideration of S524
05/13/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (S. 524) to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.
HRES 736 - Cole
Consideration of H4974 and H5243
05/18/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4974) making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017; provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 5243) making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, to strengthen public health activities in response to the Zika virus.
HRES 74 - Sanchez Li
National School Counseling Week
02/02/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Expresses support for designation of the week of February 2, 2015, through February 6, 2015, as National School Counseling Week.
HRES 793 - Burgess
Over the Counter Drugs
07/05/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of a House bill to repeal the amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which disqualify expenses for over-the-counter drugs under health savings accounts and health flexible spending arrangements.
HRES 809 - Byrne
Consideration of Conference Report to Accompany S524
07/07/2016 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S 524) to authorize the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use; for other purposes.
HRES 825 - Graves S
Increased Risk of Sleep Apnea Among Soldiers
07/13/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Recognizes the increased risk of sleep apnea among soldiers returning from active duty and the benefits of continuous positive airway pressure therapy on treating obstructive sleep apnea in soldiers suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
S 1013 - Cochran
Medicare Coverage for Rehabilitation Technology
04/20/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under the Medicare program.
S 1016 - Johnson R
Freedom and Choice in Health Care
04/20/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Preserves freedom and choice in health care.
S 1020 - Vitter
Medicare Beneficiary Access to Diagnostic Imaging
04/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure the continued access of Medicare beneficiaries to diagnostic imaging services.
S 1021 - Durbin
Grants for Degrees in Orthotics and Prosthetics
04/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to award grants to establish, or expand upon, master's degree programs in orthotics and prosthetics.
S 1051 - Durbin
Health Professional Shortage Areas
04/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Includes county and municipal correctional facilities among medical facilities that qualify for designation as health professional shortage areas for purposes of the National Health Service Corps.
S 1065 - Gillibrand
Elementary and Secondary Education on Asthma Management
04/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends Title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide grants for the development of asthma management plans and the purchase of asthma inhalers and spacers for emergency use, as necessary.
S 1066 - Isakson
Part D Medicare Program Coverage on Insulin Use
04/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage, as supplies associated with the injection of insulin, of containment, removal, decontamination and disposal of home-generated needles, syringes, and other sharps through a sharps container, decontamination/destruction device, or sharps-by-mail program or similar program under Part D of the Medicare program.
S 1079 - Cardin
Improved Coverage for Colorectal Screening Tests
04/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends titles XI and 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.
S 1083 - Nelson Bi
Manufacturers to Provide Drug Rebates for Low-income
04/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require drug manufacturers to provide drug rebates for drugs dispensed to low-income individuals under the Medicare prescription drug benefit program.
S 1099 - Scott T
State Determinations of Employer Size for Health Care
05/18/2016 - In SENATE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Hearings held.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide States with flexibility in determining the size of employers in the small group market.
S 1101 - Bennet
Regulation of Patient Records
04/04/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the regulation of patient records and certain decision support software.
S 1105 - Heller
Care for Dependents of Homeless Veterans
04/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize per diem payments under comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans to furnish care to dependents of homeless veterans.
S 1131 - Franken
Medicare Diabetes Reduction
04/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries.
S 1132 - Merkley
Establishing Safe Nurse Staffing Levels
04/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for patient protection by establishing safe nurse staffing levels at certain Medicare providers.
S 1134 - Ayotte
Prescription Opioid Abuse and Heroin Use
04/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Addresses prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.
S 1135 - McCaskill
Fairness in Medicare Hospital Payments
04/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for fairness in hospital payments under the Medicare program.
S 1148 - Nelson Bi
Social Security Act Residency Positions
04/30/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions.
S 1149 - Vitter
Data Report for Air Ambulance Services
04/30/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require reporting of certain data by providers and suppliers of air ambulance services for purposes of reforming reimbursements for such services under the Medicare program.
S 1168 - Kirk
Medicare Rehabilitation Innovation Centers
04/30/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to rehabilitation innovation centers under the Medicare program.
S 1170 - Feinstein
Breast Cancer Research Stamp Reauthorization Act
12/11/2015 - Public Law No. 114-99
Creates the Breast Cancer Research Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2015; amends the United States Code to extend the authority of the United States Postal Service to issue a semipostal to raise funds for breast cancer research.
S 118 - Vitter
Health Plan Enrollment Inconsistencies
01/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to address certain inconsistencies between the self attested information provided by an applicant in enrolling a health plan on an Exchange and being determined eligible for premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions or in being determined to be eligible for enrollment in a State Medicaid plan or a State child health plan under the State Children's Health Insurance Program and the data received through the Federal Data Services Hub.
S 1190 - Capito
Medicare Access to Pharmacies in Underserved Areas
05/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure equal access of Medicare beneficiaries to community pharmacies in underserved areas as network pharmacies under Medicare prescription drug coverage.
S 1192 - Blunt
Breast Cancer Education and Awareness
05/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery, especially patients who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options.
S 1197 - Hatch
On-Line Tools for Disability Benefits
05/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Requires the Commissioner of Social Security to make publicly available on-line tools to allow individuals eligible for disability benefits to assess the impact of earnings on the individual's eligibility for, and amount of, benefits received through Federal and State benefit programs.
S 1198 - Hatch
Medical Sources of Evidence of Disability
05/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title II of the Social Security Act to exclude certain medical sources of evidence in making disability determinations.
S 12 - Blunt
Health Coverage with TRICARE or Veterans Administration
01/06/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of determining the employers to which the employer mandate applies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 1203 - Heller
Veterans Benefits Delivery and Other Improvements
12/03/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Improves the furnishing of health care to veterans by the Department of Veterans Affairs; improves the processing by the Department of claims for disability compensation; provides for immunizations, chiropractic care, prosthetic and orthotic care, public access to research, intermediate care, health care provider credentialing, emergency care, women in labor, sexual trauma, compensation and other benefits, education, employment and transition, small business matters, burial, and reporting and other fees.
S 121 - McCain
Health Insurance Opt Out Process
01/08/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Establishes a certification process for opting out of the individual health insurance mandate.
S 1211 - Cochran
Medicare Payments to Long-Term Care Hospitals
05/06/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide that payment under the Medicare program to a long-term care hospital for inpatient services shall not be made at the applicable site neutral payment rate for certain discharges involving severe wounds.
S 122 - McCain
Personal Importation of Safe and Affordable Drugs
01/08/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; allows for the personal importation of safe and affordable drugs from approved pharmacies in Canada.
S 1253 - Burr
Medicare Coverage for Disposable Medical Technologies
07/30/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide coverage of certain disposable medical technologies under the Medicare program.
S 1287 - Kirk
Viral Hepatitis Education And Testing Program
05/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend the program for viral hepatitis surveillance, education, and testing in order to prevent deaths from chronic liver disease and liver cancer.
S 1299 - Reed
Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act Provisions
05/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Revises and extends provisions under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act.
S 1301 - Hirono
Medicaid Coverage for Freely Associated States Citizens
05/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title IV of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to restore Medicaid coverage for citizens of the Freely Associated States lawfully residing in the United States under the Compacts of Free Association between the Government of the United States and the Governments of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.
S 1313 - Brown S
TRICARE Smoking Cessation Services
05/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Expands eligibility for reimbursement for smoking cessation services to include copayments for such services paid after fiscal year 2009 by covered beneficiaries under the TRICARE program who are eligible for Medicare.
S 1345 - Shaheen
Medicare Diabetes Self-Management Training
05/14/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to diabetes self-management training by authorizing certified diabetes educators to provide diabetes self-management training services, including as part of telehealth services, under part B of the Medicare program.
S 1347 - Isakson
Electronic Health Records Use in Surgical Centers
08/05/2015 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the treatment of patient encounters in ambulatory surgical centers in determining meaningful electronic health records (EHR) use.
S 1349 - Cardin
Hospital Notification to Individuals under Observation
07/30/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require hospitals to provide certain notifications to individuals classified by such hospitals under observation status rather than admitted as inpatients of such hospitals.
S 1354 - Enzi
Physician Assistants Serving Hospice Patients
05/14/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for recognition of attending physician assistants as attending physicians to serve hospice patients.
S 1362 - Carper
Waiver Authority of PACE Programs
11/05/2015 - Public Law No. 114-85
Amends Title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify waiver authority regarding programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly.
S 1364 - Sanders
State Medicaid Rebate For Generic Drug Price Increase
05/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to require the payment of an additional rebate to the State Medicaid plan in the case of increase in the price of a generic drug at a rate that is greater than the rate of inflation.
S 1368 - Roberts
Office of the Special Inspector General for ACA
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Establishes the Office of the Special Inspector General for Monitoring the Affordable Care Act.
S 1374 - Durbin
Eligibility Requirements For Graduate Medical Schools
05/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish fair and consistent eligibility requirements for graduate medical schools operating outside the United States and Canada.
S 139 - Wyden
Supplemental Security Income Exclusions
10/07/2015 - Public Law No. 114-63
Allows, permanently, an exclusion under the Supplemental Security Income program and the Medicaid program for compensation provided to individuals who participate in clinical trials for rare diseases or conditions.
S 1392 - Markey
Continuing Education for Certain Practitioners
05/20/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Requires certain practitioners authorized to prescribe controlled substances to complete continuing education.
S 1396 - Thune
Value-Based Insurance Design Demonstration
05/20/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Establishes a demonstration program requiring the utilization of Value-Based Insurance Design in order to demonstrate that reducing the copayments or coinsurance charged to Medicare beneficiaries for selected high-value prescription medications and clinical services can increase their utilization and ultimately improve clinical outcomes, enhance beneficiary satisfaction, and lower health care expenditures.
S 1409 - Markey
Medicaid Suspension During Imprisonment
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to require States to suspend, rather than terminate, an individual's eligibility for medical assistance under the State Medicaid plan while such individual is an inmate of a public institution.
S 141 - Cornyn
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Provisions
01/08/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Relates to the Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2015; repeals the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
S 1410 - Markey
Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide grants to improve the treatment of substance use disorders.
S 1412 - Franken
Homeless Youth and Veterans Housing Tax Credit
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to qualify homeless youth and veterans who are full-time students for purposes of the low income housing tax credit.
S 1415 - Heitkamp
Large Employer Definition
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of large employer for purposes of applying the employer mandate.
S 1421 - Hatch
Extension of Exclusivity Periods for Drugs
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to authorize an extension of certain exclusivity periods in the case of approved drugs that are subsequently approved for a new indication to prevent, diagnose, or treat a rare disease or condition.
S 1426 - Tester
Physical Therapists and Loan Repayment Program
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.
S 1427 - Stabenow
Public and Private Quality and Efficiency Measures
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to facilitate increased coordination and alignment between the public and private sector with respect to quality and efficiency measures.
S 1431 - Manchin
Opioid Treatment Oversight and Opioid Abuse
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides for increased Federal oversight of prescription opioid treatment and assistance to States in reducing opioid abuse, diversion, and deaths.
S 1438 - Ayotte
Access to Contraception
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Allows women greater access to safe and effective contraception.
S 1446 - Heitkamp
Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to Health and Wellness
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Establishes the Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to Health and Wellness Training pilot program to address human trafficking in the health care system.
S 1452 - Hirono
Reimbursements For Emergency Medical Treatment
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for reimbursements for emergency medical treatment and to require that the Department of Veterans Affairs be treated as a participating provider for the recovery of the costs of certain medical care.
S 1453 - Schumer
Deemed Enrollment to Puerto Ricans
05/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Part B of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply deemed enrollment to residents of Puerto Rico and to provide a special enrollment period and a reduction in the late enrollment penalties for certain residents of Puerto Rico.
S 1455 - Markey
Medication Assisted Therapy
04/27/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Provides access to medication-assisted therapy.
S 1456 - Cantwell
Medicare Assigned Beneficiaries
05/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the way beneficiaries are assigned under the Medicare shared savings program by also basing such assignment on primary care services furnished by Federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists.
S 1461 - Thune
Outpatient Therapeutic Service Supervision Requirements
12/18/2015 - Public Law No. 114-112
Provides for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2015.
S 1463 - Moran Je
Veterans Distance Requirement for Medical Services
05/26/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Amends the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to modify the distance requirement for expanded availability of hospital care and medical services for veterans through the use of agreements with non-Department of Veterans Affairs entities.
S 1465 - Kirk
Medicare Stroke Telehealth Services Access
05/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to stroke telehealth services under the Medicare program.
S 1466 - Kirk
Medicare Payment for Certain Outpatient Procedures
05/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify payment under the Medicare program for outpatient department procedures that utilize drugs as supplies.
S 1488 - Nelson Bi
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans
06/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow for fair application of the exceptions process for drugs in tiers in formularies in prescription drug plans under Medicare Part D.
S 1494 - Murray
Grants For Trauma and Violence Related Stress
06/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and update the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative for grants to address the problems of individuals who experience trauma and violence related stress.
S 1509 - Carper
Obesity Prevention and Treatment Programs
06/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coordination of programs to prevent and treat obesity.
S 1514 - Portman
Medicare Secondary Payer Rules
06/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the application of Medicare secondary payer rules to certain workers' compensation settlement agreements and qualified Medicare set-aside provisions.
S 1531 - Cassidy
Market-Based Health Care System
06/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Reforms the provision of health insurance coverage by promoting health savings accounts, State-based alternatives to coverage under the Affordable Care Act, and price transparency, in order to promote a more market-based health care system.
S 1532 - Murray
Affordable Birth Control for Women
06/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Ensures timely access to affordable birth control for women.
S 1537 - Udall T
Grant Programs for Border Area Residents Health
06/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Establishes grant programs to improve the health of border area residents and for all hazards preparedness in the border area including bioterrorism, infectious disease, and noncommunicable emerging threats.
S 1549 - Warner
Medicare Beneficiaries Illness Care Coordination
06/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for advanced illness care coordination services for Medicare beneficiaries.
S 1559 - Ayotte
Protect Domestic Violence Victims and Pets
06/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION AND FORESTRY.
Protects victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence from emotional and psychological trauma caused by acts of violence or threats of violence against their pets.
S 1566 - Kirk
Coverage of Oral Anticancer Drugs
06/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to require group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for coverage of oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the coverage provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider.
S 1567 - Peters G
Armed Forces Discharge for Mental Health Disorders
06/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 10, United States Code, to provide for a review of the characterization or terms of discharge from the Armed Forces of individuals with mental health disorders alleged to affect terms of discharge.
S 157 - Cassidy
Medical Device Tax
01/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Repeals the medical device tax and the employer and individual responsibility requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 1588 - Franken
School-Based Mental Health Programs
06/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend projects relating to children and violence to provide access to school-based comprehensive mental health programs.
S 1597 - Wicker
Patient Engagement in Medical Product Development
04/05/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Enhances patient engagement in the medical product development process.
S 16 - Vitter
Afforable Care Act Application to the Executive Branch
01/06/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to apply the provisions of the Act to certain Congressional staff and members of the executive branch.
S 1602 - Menendez
Puerto Rico Hospitals EHR Technology
06/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow certain hospitals in Puerto Rico to qualify for incentives for adoption and meaningful use of certified EHR Technology under the Medicare program.
S 1604 - Grassley
Transition to Independence Medicaid Buy-In Option
06/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Establishes the Transition to Independence Medicaid Buy-In Option demonstration program.
S 1641 - Baldwin
Opioid Treatment of Veterans and Patient Advocacy
06/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves the use by the Department of Veterans Affairs of opioids in treating veterans; improves patient advocacy by the Department; expands availability of complementary and integrative health.
S 1648 - Grassley
Sustainable Future For Rural Healthcare
06/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to create a sustainable future for rural healthcare.
S 1650 - Menendez
Medicare Home Health Face-to-face Requirements
06/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make changes to the Medicare home health face-to-face encounter requirements.
S 1653 - Cassidy
PPACA Access to Information Regarding Enrollment
06/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to enhance access for independent agents and brokers to information regarding marketplace enrollment.
S 1654 - Reed
Drug Overdose Deaths
06/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Prevents deaths occurring from drug overdoses.
S 167 - McCain
Secretary of Veterans Affairs
01/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the conduct of annual evaluations of mental health care and suicide prevention programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to require a pilot program on loan repayment for psychiatrists who agree to serve in the Veterans Health Administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 1676 - Tester
Veterans Affairs Health Care Providers Compensation
10/06/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Increases the number of graduate medical education positions treating veterans; improves the compensation of health care providers, medical directors, and directors of Veterans Integrated Service Networks of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 170 - Tester
Medical Care Eligibility
01/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to increase the maximum age for children eligible for medical care under the CHAMPVA program.
S 1718 - Roberts
Repeal PPACA Provisions Rationing Health Care
07/08/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides for the repeal of certain provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that have the effect of rationing health care.
S 1721 - Blumenthal
Joint Uniform Formulary on Certain Drugs
07/08/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a joint uniform formulary with respect to systemic pain and psychotropic drugs that are critical for the transition of an individual from receiving health care services furnished by the Secretary of Defense to health care services furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
S 1731 - Murray
Homeless Veterans Services Protection Act
11/06/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Creates the Homeless Veterans Services Protection Act of 2015; waives the minimum period of continuous active duty in the Armed Forces for receipt of certain benefits for homeless veterans; authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish such benefits to homeless veterans with discharges or releases from service in the Armed Forces with other than dishonorable conditions; relates to training of agency personnel; requires the prescribing of related regulations.
S 1738 - Blumenthal
Mental Health Infrastructure and Firearm Prohibitions
07/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Protects individuals by strengthening the Nation's mental health infrastructure, improving the understanding of violence, strengthening firearm prohibitions and protections for at-risk individuals, and improving and expanding the reporting of mental health records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.
S 1757 - Portman
Medicare Self-Pay
07/14/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to promote health care technology innovation and access to medical devices and services for which patients choose to self-pay under the Medicare program.
S 1758 - Coats
Limit Payment of Benefits to Fugitive Felons
07/14/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Social Security Act to make certain revisions to provisions limiting payment of benefits to fugitive felons under Titles II, VIII, and XVI of the Social Security Act.
S 1767 - Isakson
Combination Products
04/05/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to combination products.
S 1771 - Daines
Tribal Government Employer Health Coverage Mandate
07/15/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt Indian tribal governments and other tribal entities from the employer health coverage mandate.
S 1778 - Hirono
Medicare Telemedicine
07/15/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit certain Medicare providers licensed in a State to provide telemedicine services to certain Medicare beneficiaries in a different State.
S 178 - Cornyn
Justice for Victims of Trafficking
05/29/2015 - Public Law No. 114-22
Relates to trafficking victims; provides for a Domestic Trafficking Victims' Fund, benefits and protections for certain victims, a child human trafficking deterrence block grant program, services for victims of child pornography, streamlining of certain investigations, monitoring of human traffickers, an expanded civil statute of limitations, enhanced services for runaway and homeless victims, rape survivor child custody, military sex offender reporting, health care training, and related matters.
S 1790 - Vitter
Personal Importation of Prescription Drugs
07/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the personal importation of safe and affordable prescription drugs from approved pharmacies.
S 1810 - Vitter
PPACA Applies to Congressional and Executive Members
07/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Applies the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Congressional members and members of the executive branch.
S 1830 - Barrasso
Medicare Part B Therapist and Counselor Services
07/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under Part B of the Medicare program.
S 1836 - Lankford
Federal Funding to Planned Parenthood Moratorium
07/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Provides for a moratorium on Federal funding to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
S 1849 - Murkowski
New Medicare Payment Option
07/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits.
S 185 - Hatch
Antibacterial Drug Approval Pathway
04/18/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Creates a limited population pathway for approval of certain antibacterial drugs.
S 1852 - Casey
Health Insurance Coverage for Former Foster Youth
07/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure health insurance coverage continuity for former foster youth.
S 1861 - Paul Ra
Prohibit Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood
07/26/2015 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Prohibits Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
S 1865 - Klobuchar
Eating Disorders
07/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act with respect to eating disorders.
S 1871 - Kirk
Medicare Smart Card Pilot Program
07/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Establishes a smart card pilot program under the Medicare program.
S 1878 - Casey
Pediatric Priority Review Voucher Program
04/05/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Extends the pediatric priority review voucher program.
S 1880 - Roberts
Veterans and Health Savings Accounts
07/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prevent veterans from being disqualified from contributing to health savings accounts by reason of receiving medical care for service-connected disabilities under programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 1884 - Durbin
Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act
07/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides for the Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act of 2015.
S 1885 - Blumenthal
Benefits to Homeless Veterans
10/06/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of assistance and benefits to veterans who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or occupying temporary housing.
S 1893 - Alexander L
Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act
01/05/2016 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Creates the Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2015; reauthorizes and improves programs related to mental health and substance use disorders; relates to youth suicide intervention and prevention strategies, mental health awareness training grants, children's recovery from trauma, the collection of related data, the awareness of products approved to treat opioid use disorders, mental health care for children, and violent death reporting.
S 1906 - Menendez
Exclusion of Orphan Drug Sales
07/30/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Clarifies the exclusion of orphan drug sales from the calculation of the annual fee on branded prescription pharmaceutical manufacturers and importers.
S 1913 - Toomey
Prevent Medicare Prescription Drug Abuse
07/30/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Social Security Act to establish programs to prevent prescription drug abuse under the Medicare program.
S 1915 - Ayotte
Anthrax Vaccines and Antimicrobials
05/09/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to make anthrax vaccines and antimicrobials available to emergency response providers.
S 1917 - Collins
Federal Funding and Donation of Fetal Tissue
08/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Prohibits the provision of Federal funds to an entity that receives compensation for facilitating the donation of fetal tissue derived from an abortion.
S 1919 - Lankford
Abortion-related Discrimination
08/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services; amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities.
S 192 - Alexander L
Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act
04/19/2016 - Public Law No. 114-144
Creates the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016; reauthorizes the Older Americans Act of 1965; collects and analyzes the best practices to responding to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in long-term care facilitates; relates to home and community-based services, mental and behavioral health screening, home-delivered nutrition services, relative caregivers, funding for training to prevent and identify health care fraud and abuse, older persons legal assistance, and senior centers.
S 1945 - Cassidy
Support Services for Individuals With Mental Illnesses
08/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Makes available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals with mental illness and families in mental health crisis.
S 1961 - Schumer
Medicare and Medicaid and US Territories
08/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to make improvements to the treatment of the United States territories under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
S 1967 - Kirk
Land Conveyance
08/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Provides for the conveyance of land of the Illiana Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Danville, Illinois.
S 1972 - Kirk
Epinephrine for In-flight Emergencies
08/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Requires air carriers to modify certain policies with respect to the use of epinephrine for in-flight emergencies.
S 1977 - Boxer
Prevent Gun Violence
08/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Provides family members and close associates of an individual who they fear is a danger to himself, herself, or others new tools to prevent gun violence.
S 1991 - McCain
Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs
08/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Eliminates the sunset date for the Choice Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs; expands eligibility for such program.
S 1996 - Warner
Employer Reporting Process and Eligibility Verification
05/18/2016 - In SENATE Committee on SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Hearings held.
Streamlines the employer reporting process; strengthens the eligibility verification process for the premium assistance tax credit and cost-sharing subsidy.
S 2002 - Cornyn
Mental Health System
02/10/2016 - In SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY: Hearings held.
Strengthens our mental health system; improves public safety.
S 2010 - Barrasso
Phased in Payment of Social Security Disability
09/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides for phased-in payment of Social Security Disability Insurance payments during the waiting period for individuals with a terminal illness.
S 2019 - Klobuchar
Generic Drug Entry Delays
09/22/2015 - Subcommittee on ANTITRUST, COMPETITION POLICY AND CONSUMER RIGHTS hearings held.
Prohibits brand name drug companies from compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market.
S 202 - Cornyn
Medicare Long-term Care Hospital Moratorium
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides for a technical change to the Medicare long-term care hospital moratorium exception.
S 2023 - Sanders
Greater Affordability of Prescription Drugs
09/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Ensures greater affordability of prescription drugs.
S 2027 - Ayotte
Penalties for Fentanyl Trafficking
09/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Increases the penalties for fentanyl trafficking.
S 203 - Hatch
Removal of Federal Insurance Mandate
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Restores Americans' individual liberty by striking the Federal mandate to purchase insurance.
S 2030 - Bennet
Targeted Drugs
04/05/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Allows the sponsor of an application for the approval of a targeted drug to rely upon data and information with respect to such sponsor's previously approved targeted drugs.
S 2041 - Casey
Development of Safe Drugs for Neonates
09/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Promotes the development of safe drugs for neonates.
S 2048 - Hirono
Extend Authorities Relating to Homeless Veterans
09/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to extend authorities relating to homeless veterans.
S 2049 - Brown S
VA Continuing Medical Education Program
05/24/2016 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Establishes in the Department of Veterans Affairs a continuing medical education program for non-Department medical professionals who treat veterans and family members of veterans to increase knowledge and recognition of medical conditions common to veterans and family members of veterans.
S 205 - Cassidy
Health Care Professional Response to Trafficking
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Provides for the development and dissemination of evidence-based best practices for health care professionals to recognize victims of a severe form of trafficking and respond to such individuals appropriately.
S 2055 - Burr
National Health Security
03/14/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends the Public Health Service Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to national health security.
S 2060 - Murkowski
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention and Services Program
09/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and extend the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome prevention and services program.
S 2071 - Crapo
Medicare Payments for Ambulatory Surgical Centers
09/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare program.
S 2082 - Isakson
Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities
09/30/2015 - Public Law No. 114-58
Creates the Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2015; extends certain expiring provisions of law administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; provides for the extension of authority regarding health care, benefits, homeless veterans, a specified medical facility project, hospital and nursing home care, child care for veterans receiving health care, veterans transportation, health care sharing incentive fund, counseling women veterans, and permanent housing.
S 2097 - Baldwin
Medicaid Ryan White Part C Grantees
09/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for payment for Medicaid services furnished by Ryan White Part C grantees under a cost-based prospective payment system.
S 2104 - Portman
Medicare Advantage Plans
09/30/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide relief to Medicare Advantage plans with a significant number of dually eligible or low-income subsidy beneficiaries and to prevent the termination of two star plans.
S 2108 - Toomey
Long-Term Care Hospital Payment Rules
09/30/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of certain long-term care hospital payment rules and the moratorium on the establishment of certain hospitals and facilities.
S 2114 - Murkowski
Native Americans in PPACA
10/01/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Corrects inconsistencies in the definitions relating to Native Americans in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 2118 - Klobuchar
Medicare Payment Rate Floor
10/01/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to extend the application of the Medicare payment rate floor to primary care services furnished under Medicaid and to apply the rate floor to additional providers of primary care services.
S 2120 - Shaheen
Support Veterans In Contact With Criminal Justice
10/01/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a program to support veterans in contact with the criminal justice system by discouraging unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and other nonviolent crimes.
S 2132 - Cochran
Financial Services and Other Departments Appropriations
10/06/2015 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Makes appropriations for financial services and general government, Department of the Interior, environment, and Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016.
S 2134 - Tester
Veterans As Physician Assistants
11/18/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a pilot program to provide educational assistance to certain former members of the Armed Forces for education and training as physician assistants of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to establish pay grades and require competitive pay for physician assistants of the Department.
S 2141 - Cassidy
Health Information Technology
10/06/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act with respect to health information technology.
S 2148 - Wyden
Increase in Medicare Part B Premium and Deductible
10/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent an increase in the Medicare part B premium and deductible in 2016.
S 2153 - Grassley
Manufacturer Transparency Reports
10/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XI of the Social Security Act to require applicable manufacturers to include information regarding payments made to physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other advance practice nurses in transparency reports submitted under section 1128G of such Act.
S 2159 - Vitter
Exclusion of Providers Involved in Abortions
10/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act to allow for greater State flexibility with respect to excluding providers who are involved in abortions.
S 216 - Sessions J
National Prostate Cancer Council for Improved Screening
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Establishes the National Prostate Cancer Council for improved screening, early detection, assessment, and monitoring of prostate cancer, and to direct the development and implementation of a national strategic plan to expedite advancement of diagnostic tools and the transfer of such tools to patients.
S 2166 - Blunt
Mental Health Screenings Upon Entry Into Foster Care
10/08/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends part B of title iv of the Social Security Act to ensure that mental health screenings and assessments are provided to children and youth upon entry into foster care.
S 217 - Blumenthal
Restriction on Abortion Limitations
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Protects a woman's right to determine whether and when to bear a child or end a pregnancy by limiting restrictions on the provision of abortion services.
S 2170 - Ernst
Treatment of Veterans Through Use of Telemedicine
11/18/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the ability of health care professionals to treat veterans through the use of telemedicine.
S 2173 - Stabenow
Access to Mental Health Services Under Medicare Program
10/08/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to mental health services under the Medicare program.
S 218 - Enzi
Medical Training and Certification for Veterans
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Facilitates emergency medical services personnel training and certification curriculums for veterans.
S 2187 - Donnelly
Third Party Quality System Assessment Program
10/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Establishes a third-party quality system assessment program.
S 2196 - Casey
Medicare Competitive Acquisition Rates
10/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories.
S 2197 - Crapo
Risk Adjustment Under Medicare Advantage Program
10/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the risk adjustment under the Medicare Advantage program.
S 220 - Casey
Discrimination Against Abortion
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Prohibits discrimination and retaliation against individuals and health care entities that refuse to recommend, refer for, provide coverage for, pay for, provide, perform, assist, or participate in abortions.
S 2204 - Boxer
Right to Alleviation of Intolerable Physical Suffering
10/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Respects the Constitutional entitlement to liberty by recognizing the right of an individual to have personal control over the medical assistance and treatment necessary to alleviate intolerable physical suffering.
S 221 - Casey
Affordable Care Act Pregnancy Assistance Fund
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to authorize additional funding for the pregnancy assistance fund.
S 2214 - Gillibrand
Patient Medication Information
10/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require patient medication information to be provided with certain prescription drugs.
S 2218 - Thune
Personal Health Investment Today Act
10/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Creates the Personal Health Investment Today Act of 2015; amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to treat certain amounts paid for physical activity, fitness, and exercise as amounts paid for medical care.
S 222 - Boxer
National Prostate Cancer Council for Improved Screening
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Establishes the National Prostate Cancer Council for improved screening, early detection, assessment, and monitoring of prostate cancer, and to direct the development and implementation of a national strategic plan to expedite advancement of diagnostic tools and the transfer of such tools to patients.
S 2220 - Brown S
Special Enrollment Period for Pregnant Women
10/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to provide for a special enrollment period for pregnant women.
S 2226 - Ayotte
Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women
11/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the residential treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women and to establish a pilot program to provide grants to State substance abuse agencies to promote innovative service delivery models for such women.
S 2228 - Grassley
Medicare Payment Determinations
11/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit review of certain Medicare payment determinations for disproportionate share hospitals.
S 2229 - Shaheen
VA Audit
11/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct audits relating to the timely access of veterans to hospital care, medical services, and other health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 223 - Boxer
Grants for Homeless Veteran Assistance
01/21/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a pilot program on awarding grants for provision of furniture, household items, and other assistance to homeless veterans to facilitate their transition into permanent housing.
S 2241 - Shaheen
Heroin Epidemic and Drug Sample Backlogs
11/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Combats the heroin epidemic and drug sample backlogs.
S 2256 - Kaine
Programs for Health Care Provider Training
04/27/2016 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Establishes programs for health care provider training in Federal health care and medical facilities; establishes Federal co-prescribing guidelines; establishes a grant program with respect to naloxone.
S 2259 - Cantwell
Beneficiaries Under Medicare Shared Savings Program
11/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the way beneficiaries are assigned under the Medicare shared savings program by also basing such assignment on primary care services furnished by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists.
S 2261 - Thune
Beneficiaries Under Medicare Shared Savings Program
12/18/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the way beneficiaries are assigned under the Medicare shared savings program by also basing such assignment on services furnished by Federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics.
S 2262 - Inhofe
Medicare Cancer Screening
11/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to cover screening computed tomography colonography as a colorectal cancer screening test under the Medicare program.
S 2267 - Murray
Financial Aid Process for Homeless and Foster Youth
11/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the financial aid process for homeless children and youths and foster care children and youth.
 
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