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H 101 - Brownley
VA Medical Account Budget Request Reviews
01/19/2017 - 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 1017 - Dent
Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests Medicare Coinsurance
02/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; waives coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening.
H 1020 - Griffith M
Investigational Drugs and Devices
02/13/2017 - 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 1038 - Griffith M
Prescription Drug Plan Sponsors
02/14/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit prescription drug plan sponsors and MA-PD organizations under the Medicare program from retroactively reducing payment on clean claims submitted by pharmacies.
H 104 - Brownley
Veteran Assistance Programs Permanence
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; makes permanent certain programs that assist homeless veterans and other veterans with special needs.
H 105 - Brownley
Misused Benefit Repayment
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; ensures that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs repays the misused benefits of veterans with fiduciaries; establishes an appeals process for determinations by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of veterans' mental capacity.
H 1052 - Meng
High Risk Military Occupation Veterans
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop best practices for caring for high-risk military occupation veterans as Part of the evaluation of mental health care and suicide prevention programs administered by the Secretary.
H 1063 - O'Rourke
DoD to VA Medical Treatment Transition
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Ensures that an individual who is transitioning from receiving medical treatment furnished by the Secretary of Defense to medical treatment furnished by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs receives the pharmaceutical agents required for such transition.
H 1064 - O'Rourke
DoD to VA Transition Mental Health Provider
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
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 1065 - Messer
United States Government Biennial Budgets
02/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Establishes biennial budgets for the United States Government.
H 1069 - Lawrence
Foster Care Mental Health Screenings and Assessments
02/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Part B of Title IV of the Social Security Act; ensures that mental health screenings and assessments are provided to children and youth upon entry into foster care.
H 107 - Brownley
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Priorities
01/19/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Labor to prioritize the provision of services to homeless veterans with dependent children in carrying out homeless veterans reintegration programs.
H 1072 - Sanford
Private Health Insurance Reform
02/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; provides private health insurance reform.
H 1082 - Guthrie
Medicaid Long Term Care Assistance Eligibility
02/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; eliminates the state option to reduce the home equity exemption amount for purposes of eligibility for long-term care assistance under Medicaid.
H 1100 - Zeldin
Preventative Health Services VA Copayments
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; eliminates copayments by the Department of Veterans Affairs for medicines relating to preventive health services.
H 1108 - DeLauro
Mandatory Drug Recall
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for the mandatory recall of drugs regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
H 1113 - DeFazio
Social Security Trust Fund
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on BUDGET.
Amends Title II of the Social Security Act; ensures that the receipts and disbursements of the Social Security trust funds are not included in a unified federal budget; provides that Social Security contributions are used to protect Social Security solvency by mandating that Trust Fund monies cannot be diverted to create private accounts.
H 1121 - Walden
Health Insurance Coverage
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit application of pre-existing condition exclusions; guarantees availability of health insurance coverage in the individual and group market, contingent on the enactment of legislation repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 1122 - Murphy T
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Recovery Rules
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for clarification and rationalization of Medicare prescription drug plan recovery rules for certain claims.
H 1130 - Black
Medicare Hospital Payments
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; ensures fairness in Medicare hospital payments; establishes a floor for the area wage index applied with respect to certain hospitals.
H 1145 - Ellison
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; qualifies homeless youth and veterans who are full-time students for purposes of the low income housing tax credit.
H 1148 - Griffith M
Telehealth Eligible Stroke Services
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; expands access to telehealth eligible stroke services under the Medicare program.
H 1151 - Hudson
Medicaid Program
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; encourages the prioritization of the most vulnerable individuals under the Medicaid program.
H 1155 - Jenkins
Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; allows physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists to supervise cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation programs.
H 1156 - Johnson S
Medicare Exception Health Care Reform Laws
02/16/2017 - 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 1160 - Kilmer
Medicare Shared Savings Program
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; improves 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.
H 1166 - Long
Medicaid Cost Sharing Waivers
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; provides greater state flexibility and innovation through Medicaid cost-sharing waivers.
H 1167 - Love
Physician Training in New Medical Specialties
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; promotes physician training in newly recognized primary medical specialties.
H 1173 - Noem
Medicare and Clinical Psychologists
02/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for treatment of clinical psychologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist services under the Medicare program.
H 1175 - Paulsen
Health Savings Accounts
03/16/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on REGULATORY REFORM, COMMERCIAL AND ANTITRUST LAW.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; improves access to health care through expanded health savings accounts.
H 1181 - Roe
Conditions for Adjudicated Mental Incompetence
03/16/2017 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE. *****To SENATE.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; clarifies the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes.
H 1189 - Serrano
Beyond the Soup Kitchen Pilot Program
03/10/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on AGRICULTURE: Referred to Subcommittee on NUTRITION.
Amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008; provides 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 1201 - Davis R
Individual Health Coverage Mandate Religious Exemption
02/17/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Section 5000A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; provides an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate.
H 1204 - Stivers
Responsible Health Savings Opportunity
02/17/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; provides the opportunity for responsible health savings to all American families.
H 1215 - King S
Patient Access To Health Care Services
02/28/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Ordered to be reported as amended.
Improves patient access to health care services; provides improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system.
H 1218 - Walberg
Social Security Surplus Protection Account
02/24/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Establishes 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 investment vehicles.
H 1223 - Bilirakis G
Drug Exclusivity Periods
02/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; authorizes an extension of exclusivity periods for certain drugs that are approved for a new indication for a rare disease or condition.
H 1227 - Garrett T
Federal Marihuana Laws Application
03/16/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Limits the application of Federal Laws to the distribution and consumption of marihuana.
H 1231 - McCaul
Pediatric Cancer Drug Development Program
02/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; establishes a program to increase the development of new drugs to treat pediatric cancers.
H 1243 - Johnson H
Armed Forces Combat Injury Treatment Training
02/28/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Requires 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 1245 - Cummings
Affordable and Safe Drugs Importation
02/28/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; allows for the importation of affordable and safe drugs by wholesale distributors, pharmacies, and individuals.
H 1251 - Garamendi
Federal Benefits Programs Cost of Living Increases
02/28/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Provides for cost of living increases for certain Federal benefits programs based on increases in the Consumer Price Index for the elderly.
H 1253 - Kilmer
Loans for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Facilities
02/28/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make loans and loan guarantees for constructing or renovating, or planning construction or renovation of, qualified psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facilities.
H 1255 - Lujan
Cerebral Cavernous Malformations Research and Treatment
02/28/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Increases research, education, and treatment for cerebral cavernous malformations.
H 1267 - Smith J
Medical Care Amounts Paid for Physical Activities
03/01/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; treats certain amounts paid for physical activity, fitness, and exercise as amounts paid for medical care.
H 1268 - Smith Ad
Veterinary Student Loan Repayment Assistance Exclusion
03/01/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code; provides for an exclusion for assistance provided to participants in certain veterinary student loan repayment or forgiveness programs.
H 1275 - Sessions P
PPACA Health Coverage Mandates
03/01/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Eliminates the individual and employer health coverage mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to expand beyond that Act the choices in obtaining and financing affordable health insurance coverage.
H 1277 - Blackburn
Medicaid Managed Care Waivers Extensions
03/01/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Permits indefinite extensions for certain previously extended Medicaid managed care waivers.
H 1279 - Esty
Burn Pits Exposure Treatment Center of Excellence
03/01/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs a center of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relating to exposure to burn pits.
H 1280 - Fortenberry
Health Savings Accounts Maximum Contribution Limit
03/01/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code; increases the maximum contribution limit for health savings accounts.
H 1284 - Jenkins
Attending Physician Assistance Recognition
03/01/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for the recognition of attending physician assistants as attending physicians to serve hospice patients.
H 1290 - Lee B
Medicare Mental Health Services Access
03/01/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; improves access to mental health services under the Medicare program.
H 1298 - Wenstrup
Tomography Colonography Medicare Coverage
03/01/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; covers screening computed tomography colonography as a colorectal cancer screening test under the Medicare program.
H 1307 - DeFazio
PPACA Public Health Insurance Option
03/02/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; establishes a public health insurance option.
H 1316 - Collins D
Medicare Pharmacy Benefits Manager Standards
03/02/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for pharmacy benefits manager standards under the Medicare prescription drug program and Medicare Advantage program to further transparency of payment methodologies to pharmacies.
H 1318 - Herrera Beutler
Health of Mothers during Pregnancy
03/02/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Supports states in their work to save and sustain the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and in the postpartum period; eliminates disparities in maternal health outcomes for pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated deaths; identifies solutions to improve health care quality and health outcomes for mothers.
H 1323 - Collins C
Medicaid Unnecessary Emergency Room Visits
03/02/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; reduces unnecessary emergency room visits under the Medicaid program.
H 1325 - Bucshon
Medicaid Program Premium State Assistance
03/02/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; provides states with flexibility with respect to providing premium assistance under the Medicaid program.
H 1333 - Carter E
State Medicaid Plan Eligibility Determinations
03/02/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; allows states more flexibility with respect to using contractors to make eligibility determinations on behalf of the state Medicaid plan.
H 1336 - Cramer
Medicaid Coverage Choice State Flexibility
03/02/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; provides states with flexibility in providing choice of coverage through managed care under Medicaid.
H 1342 - Harris
Receipt of Indirect Cost Reimbursement Funding
03/17/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
Prohibits any institution of higher education that receives a Federal research and development grant and does not comply with a lawful request for information or detainment of an alien made by any officer or employee of the Federal government who is charged with enforcement of the immigration laws from receiving indirect cost reimbursement funding.
H 1354 - Rooney
Penalties for Fentanyl Trafficking
03/17/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Increases the penalties for fentanyl trafficking.
H 1361 - Zeldin
Medicare Competitive Acquisition Rates Non Application
03/02/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories.
H 1371 - O'Rourke
Veteran Medical Records Disclosure
03/09/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Authorizes 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 1375 - Clark
Prescriber Substance Resources System Grants
03/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; authorizes 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 1378 - Harper
National Health Service Corps Programs Participation
03/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; provides for the participation of doctors of chiropractic in the National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment programs.
H 1381 - Griffith M
Medical Assistance Individual Responsibility
03/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; permits states to impose an individual responsibility requirement for nondisabled, nonelderly, nonpregnant individuals made eligible for medical assistance.
H 1389 - Bilirakis G
Medicaid Care Coordination State Flexibility
03/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; provides states with flexibility to provide care coordination under Medicaid for the most vulnerable through managed care.
H 1394 - Brooks S
Medicaid Nonemergency Transportation Coverage
03/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; provides states with flexibility with respect to providing coverage for nonemergency transportation under Medicaid.
H 1395 - Burgess
Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
03/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; improves the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).
H 1408 - Issa
PPACA Repeal and Federal Health Plans
03/16/2017 - 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 the health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010; amends title 5, United States Code; offers Federal employee health benefits plans to individuals who are not Federal employees.
H 1409 - Lance
Oral Anticancer Drugs Cost Sharing
03/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; requires group and individual health insurance coverage and group health plans to provide for cost sharing for oral anticancer drugs on terms no less favorable than the cost sharing provided for anticancer medications administered by a health care provider.
H 1413 - Ryan T
Medical Schools Curricula Grants Program
03/07/2017 - 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 1421 - Courtney
Medicare Inpatient Hospital Stay Requirement
03/08/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; counts 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 1435 - Gutierrez
PPACA Citizenship and Immigration Barriers
03/08/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; removes citizenship and immigration barriers to access the Exchanges under such Act.
H 1445 - Coffman
Emergency Ambulance Services Reimbursement
03/09/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; provides for the circumstances under which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall provide reimbursement for emergency ambulance services.
H 1476 - Moolenaar
Health Savings Accounts Qualification
03/09/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; permits individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts.
H 148 - Green A
Social Security and Medical Risk Education
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act; provides 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 1480 - Pingree
Personal Importation of Safe and Affordable Drugs
03/09/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; allows for the personal importation of safe and affordable drugs from approved pharmacies in Canada.
H 1506 - O'Rourke
VA Health Care Professionals Education Debt Reduction
03/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; increases the maximum amount of education debt reduction available for health care professionals employed by the Veterans Health Administration.
H 1511 - Stivers
Homeless Needs and Local Communities Priorities
03/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Amends the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; meets the needs of homeless children, youth, and families; honors the assessments and priorities of local communities.
H 1533 - Clarke
Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms Research
03/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Provides for further comprehensive research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes on unruptured intracranial aneurysms.
H 1539 - Guthrie
Young Children Deafness Early Detection Program
03/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; reauthorizes a program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children.
H 1542 - Johnson B
Medicaid Beneficiaries Foot and Ankle Care
03/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; covers physician services delivered by podiatry physicians to ensure access by Medicaid beneficiaries to appropriate quality foot and ankle care; amends Title XVIII of such Act; modifies the requirements for diabetic shoes to be included under Medicare.
H 1545 - Kuster
Patient Information Disclosure to Substance Programs
03/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; clarifies the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to disclose certain patient information to state controlled substance monitoring programs.
H 1554 - Walberg
Opioid Addiction Information in Medical Records
03/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Includes information concerning a patient's opioid addiction in certain medical records.
H 1563 - Katko
Mesothelioma Patient Registry
03/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; provides for the establishment of a mesothelioma patient registry.
H 1575 - MacArthur
Addiction Treatment and Health Reimbursement
03/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; expands the family members with respect to whom treatment for alcohol and drug addiction is treated as a qualified medical expense for purposes of health reimbursement arrangements, health flexible spending arrangements, and health savings accounts.
H 1578 - Payne
Colorectal Cancer Screening Medicare Coverage
03/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides coverage under the Medicare program for FDA-approved qualifying colorectal cancer screening blood-based tests.
H 1587 - Slaughter
Medically Important Antimicrobials
03/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; preserves the effectiveness of medically important antimicrobials used in the treatment of human and animal diseases.
H 1592 - Yoho
PPACA Health Insurers Penalties
03/16/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Removes penalties for health insurers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H 1603 - Bass K
Physician Assistants Educational Opportunities
03/17/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Amends the Higher Education Act; improves education opportunities for physician assistants.
H 1604 - Bass K
Medicaid Incentive Payments Eligibility
03/17/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; extends 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 161 - Hastings A
Supportive Services for the Chronically Homeless
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; establishes a grant program to provide supportive services in permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals and families.
H 1610 - Lujan Grisham
Audits of Medical Loss Ratio Reports
03/17/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act, and Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct audits of medical loss ratio reports submitted by health insurance issuers.
H 1617 - Reed T
Medicare Diabetic Shoes Documentation Requirement
03/17/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; permits nurse practitioners and physician assistants to satisfy the documentation requirement under the Medicare program for coverage of certain shoes for individuals with diabetes.
H 1621 - Ruiz
Medicare Beneficiaries Health Care Fraud Prevention
03/17/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; distributes additional information to Medicare beneficiaries to prevent health care fraud.
H 1628 - Black
Budget Reconciliation
03/20/2017 - In HOUSE. Placed on HOUSE Union Calendar.
Provides for reconciliation pursuant to Title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017.
H 1634 - Grijalva
Continuing Medical Nutrition Education Procedures
03/20/2017 - 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; requires Federal agencies to submit annual reports relating to such guidelines.
H 1639 - Shimkus
Physical Therapist Loan Repayment Program Participation
03/20/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; provides for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.
H 165 - Hastings A
Removal of Benefit Limitations
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends titles XVI, XVIII, XIX, and XXI of the Social Security Act; removes limitations on Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, and CHIP benefits for persons in custody pending disposition of charges.
H 166 - Hastings A
Medicare Partial Hospitalization Services
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; stabilizes and modernizes the provision of partial hospitalization services under the Medicare Program.
H 175 - King S
PPACA Repeal
02/10/2017 - 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 the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
H 177 - King S
PPACA Supreme Court Citations
01/13/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Bars Supreme Court decisions in certain Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act cases from citation.
H 180 - Mullin
Medicaid Program Retroactive Coverage
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; eliminates the requirement for 3 months of retroactive coverage under the Medicaid program.
H 181 - Mullin
Medical Assistance Eligibility
02/07/2017 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; counts portions of income from annuities of a community spouse as income available to institutionalized spouses for purposes of eligibility for medical assistance.
H 182 - Mullin
PPACA Exchange Advertisement
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
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 208 - Young D
Essential Health Benefit Requirements
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Waives the essential health benefits requirements for certain states.
H 217 - Black
Public Health Service Act
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title X of the Public Health Service Act; prohibits family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions.
H 242 - Welch
Drug Price Negotiation
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Part D of Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate covered Part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.
H 246 - Noem
PPACA Health Insurance Provider Annual Fee Repeal
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Repeals the annual fee on health insurance providers enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 247 - Brat
Health Savings Accounts Use
01/04/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; expands the permissible use of health savings accounts to include health insurance payments; increases the dollar limitation for contributions to health savings accounts.
H 259 - Gonzalez Colon
Medicaid Funding
01/04/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Prevents the territories of the United States from losing current Medicaid funding.
H 261 - Gonzalez Colon
Puerto Rico Deemed Enrollment Application
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Part B of the Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; applies deemed enrollment to residents of Puerto Rico.
H 277 - Roe
PPACA Repeal
02/10/2017 - 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 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 284 - Stefanik
Graduate Medical Education Payment Rules
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; establishes rules for payment for graduate medical education (GME) costs for hospitals that establish a new medical residency training program after hosting resident rotators for short durations.
H 285 - Turner M
Health Insurance Mandate Repeal
01/04/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; repeals the individual and employer health insurance mandates.
H 309 - Olson
Clinical Care Coordination and Implementation
01/10/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; fosters more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with a complex metabolic or autoimmune disease, a disease resulting from insulin deficiency or insulin resistance, or complications caused by such a disease.
H 314 - Blackburn
PPACA and Individual Health Insurance
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Repeals Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; amends the Public Health Service Act; provides for cooperative governing of individual health insurance coverage offered in interstate commerce.
H 315 - Burgess
Maternity Care Health Professional Distribution
01/10/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; distributes maternity care health professionals to health professional shortage areas identified as in need of maternity care health services.
H 32 - Hudson
Employer Health Insurance Mandate Exemption
01/03/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; exempts the spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces from the determination of whether an employer is subject to the employer health insurance mandate.
H 324 - Kennedy J
Mental and Behavioral Health Service Expenditures
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; provides a higher Federal matching rate for increased expenditures under Medicaid for mental and behavioral health services.
H 326 - Lee B
National Neuromyelitis Optica Consortium
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; creates 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 331 - Lee B
Real Property Civil Forfeiture Exemption
01/31/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Amends the Controlled Substances Act; exempts real property from civil forfeiture due to medical marijuana-related conduct that is authorized by state law.
H 335 - Lewis Jo
Federal Medicaid Matching Rates Parity
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; provides parity among states in the timing of the application of higher Federal Medicaid matching rates for the ACA-expansion population.
H 35 - Burgess
Health Savings Account Rules
01/12/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on REGULATORY REFORM, COMMERCIAL AND ANTITRUST LAW.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; modifies rules relating to health savings accounts.
H 352 - Rokita
Block Grant Medicaid Replacement
02/10/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
Amends the Social Security Act; replaces the Medicaid program and the Children's Health Insurance program with a block grant to the states.
H 354 - Black
Planned Parenthood Federal Funding Moratorium
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Provides for a moratorium on Federal funding to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
H 365 - Paulsen
Treatment of Direct Primary Care Service Arrangements
01/06/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; provides for the treatment of certain direct primary care service arrangements and periodic provider fees.
H 369 - Roe
Veterans Choice Program Sunset
01/09/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Eliminates the sunset of the Veterans Choice Program.
H 370 - Flores
PPACA Repeal
02/10/2017 - 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 394 - Jenkins
PPACA Amendment Repeal
01/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; repeals 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.
H 408 - King S
Health Savings Accounts
01/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; expands health savings accounts.
H 409 - King S
Meaningful Electronic Health Records Penalties Sunset
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; sunsets certain penalties relating to meaningful electronic health records use by Medicare eligible professionals and hospitals.
H 410 - King S
Advanced Care Planning Services Medicare Exclusion
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; excludes coverage of advance care planning services under the Medicare program.
H 411 - King P
Review of Veterans' Deaths
02/03/2017 - 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 415 - Lawrence
GEAR UP Academic and Mental Health Counseling Services
01/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
Amends GEAR UP; requires that schools receiving funding under the program provide students with access to academic and mental health counseling services.
H 421 - Love
Safe and Effective Contraception Access for Women
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Allows women greater access to safe and effective contraception.
H 437 - Bilirakis G
Medical Preparedness Funding
02/01/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS.
Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002; codifies authority under existing grant guidance authorizing use of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program funding for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities.
H 499 - DeSantis
Health Insurance Coverage
01/12/2017 - 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 501 - Dingell D
Increased Reporting Regarding Certain Surgeries
02/03/2017 - 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 508 - Roybal-Allard
Medicare Coverage
01/12/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Expands Medicare coverage to include eyeglasses, hearing aids, and dental care.
H 521 - Amodei
Individual Mandate Exemption
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; provides an exemption to the individual mandate to maintain health coverage for individuals residing in counties with fewer than 2 health insurance issuers offering plans on an Exchange.
H 529 - Jenkins
Qualified Tuition Programs
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; makes improvements in the rules related to qualified tuition programs and qualified ABLE programs.
H 537 - Biggs
PPACA Individual Mandate Exemption
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; provides an exemption to the individual mandate to maintain health coverage for individuals residing in counties with fewer than 2 health insurance issuers offering plans on an Exchange; requires members of Congress and congressional staff to abide by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act with respect to health insurance coverage.
H 541 - Collins C
Medicaid Supplemental Payments
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act; improves the calculation, oversight, and accountability of non-DSH supplemental payments under the Medicaid program.
H 542 - Collins C
Medicaid Subregulatory Policies
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title xi of the Social Security Act; requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to follow rulemaking procedures for costly Medicaid subregulatory policies.
H 543 - Collins C
Prioritization of Medicaid Patients
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act for purposes of prioritizing the Most vulnerable Medicaid patients.
H 548 - Dent
Emergency Medical Services
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Improves access to emergency medical services.
H 551 - Fortenberry
PPACA Catastrophic Coverage Plans
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; permits insurers to offer catastrophic coverage plans to anyone.
H 561 - Messer
PPACA Applicable Large Employer Definition
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; modifies the definition of applicable large employer for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 562 - Messer
Individual Mandate Penalty
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; flatlines the individual mandate penalty.
H 563 - Messer
Individual Mandate Exemptions
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; exempts certain individuals from the individual health insurance mandate.
H 572 - Serrano
Export of United States Agricultural Products to Cuba
02/08/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on COURTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE INTERNET.
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 575 - Sessions P
Registration of Cosmetic Manufacturing Establishments
01/13/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; establishes 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 592 - Guthrie
Medicare and Pharmacist Services
01/20/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for coverage under the Medicare program of pharmacist services.
H 623 - Chaffetz
Prescription Pet Medications
01/24/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Promotes competition; helps consumers save money by giving them the freedom to choose where they buy prescription pet medications.
H 628 - Davis R
Public Health Service Act
01/24/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; prohibits application of preexisting condition exclusions; guarantees availability of health insurance coverage in the individual and group market, contingent on the enactment of legislation repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
H 629 - Conaway
Adjudicated Mentally Incompetent
02/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on DISABILITY ASSISTANCE AND MEMORIAL AFFAIRS.
Clarifies the conditions under which certain persons may be treated as adjudicated mentally incompetent for certain purposes.
H 633 - Harper
Health Insurance Coverage
01/24/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Authorizes health insurance issuers to continue to offer for sale health insurance coverage offered in the individual market before the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement.
H 640 - Allen
Exchange Grant Funds Audit
01/24/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; requires 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 644 - Black
Discrimination Against Health Service Providers
01/24/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; prohibits governmental discrimination against providers of health services that are not involved in abortion.
H 645 - Bost
Inspection of Kitchens and Food Service Areas
02/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY.
Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide for the inspection of kitchens and food service areas at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure that the same standards for kitchens and food service areas at hospitals in the private sector are being met at kitchens and food service areas at medical facilities of the Department.
H 656 - Duffy
Abortion Providers
01/24/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act; allows for greater State flexibility with respect to excluding providers who are involved in abortions.
H 661 - Guthrie
Health Insurance Coverage
01/24/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Authorizes health insurance issuers to offer for sale previously available health insurance coverage in the small group market in satisfaction of the minimum essential health insurance coverage requirement.
H 662 - Jenkins
Hospital Based Nursing Programs
01/24/2017 - 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 664 - Joyce
Abuse of Opiates
02/08/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
Prevents the abuse of opiate; improves response and treatment for the abuse of opiates and related overdoses.
H 682 - Mullin
Social Security Act Amendments
01/25/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act; eliminates the CHIP maintenance of effort requirement; eliminates DSH cuts for states not implementing the ACA Medicaid expansion.
H 705 - Flores
Immigrants in State Plans under Medicaid
01/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends titles XI and XIX of the Social Security Act; promotes program integrity with respect to the enrollment of certain immigrants in state plans under medicaid.
H 706 - Blackburn
PPACA Special Enrollment Periods Eligibility
01/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; requires verification for eligibility for enrollment during special enrollment periods in PPACA insurance plans.
H 707 - Blackburn
Choices for Medicare Eligible Seniors
01/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends the Social Security Act; improves choices available to Medicare eligible seniors by permitting them to elect (instead of regular Medicare benefits) to receive a voucher for a health savings account, for premiums for a high deductible health insurance plan, or both; suspends Medicare late enrollment penalties between ages 65 and 70.
H 710 - Flores
PPACA Grace Period for Non Payment of Premiums
01/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; better aligns 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 715 - Griffith M
Rescheduling of Marihuana
02/14/2017 - 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 737 - Clark
Head Start Act
01/30/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
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 741 - Jenkins
Medicare Supervision Requirements Enforcement
01/30/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a permanent extension of the enforcement instruction on Medicare supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals.
H 750 - Sensenbrenner
Complex Rehabilitation Technology under Medicare
01/30/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act; expands and revises the classification of and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under the Medicare program.
H 766 - Velazquez
Telehealth Expansion Pilot Program
01/31/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; establishes a pilot program to expand telehealth options under the Medicare program for individuals residing in public housing located in health professional shortage areas.
H 774 - Meng
Tobacco Cessation Nonprescription Drugs Act
01/31/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Relates to Medicaid Coverage of Tobacco Cessation Nonprescription Drugs Act.
H 797 - Gonzalez Colon
Medicare Covered Part D Drugs
02/01/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; removes the matching requirement for a territory to use specially allocated federal funds for Medicare covered Part D drugs for low income individuals.
H 807 - Paulsen
Medicare Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Caps
02/01/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; repeals the Medicare outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps.
H 817 - Doggett
Surprise Billing Practices
02/02/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; prevents surprise billing practices.
H 829 - Upton
Lump Sum Income and Medicaid Eligibility
02/07/2017 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee (amended).
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; clarifies the treatment of lottery winnings and other lump sum income for purposes of income eligibility under the Medicaid program.
H 849 - Roe
PPACA Independent Payment Advisory Board
02/10/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Repeals the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
H 862 - Griffith M
Medicaid Provider Taxes Thresholds
02/10/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; transitions the Medicaid thresholds applied for determining acceptable provider taxes.
H 872 - Lieu
Medical Device Communications
02/10/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; enhances medical device communications; ensures device cleanliness.
H 874 - Loebsack
In-Patient Psychiatric Care for Veterans
02/06/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends Title 38, United States Code; ensures that certain veterans receive in-patient psychiatric care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
H 878 - Biggs
Use of Unapproved Medical Products
03/02/2017 - 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 880 - Burgess
Military Trauma Care Providers
02/10/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Facilitates assignment of military trauma care providers to civilian trauma centers in order to maintain military trauma readiness and to support such centers.
H 897 - Zeldin
Peer to Peer Mental Health Programs
03/03/2017 - 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 908 - Kelly M
Medicare Advantage Program
02/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act; eliminates a provision under the Medicare Advantage program that inadvertently penalizes Medicare Advantage plans for providing high quality care to Medicare beneficiaries.
H 918 - Coffman
Mental Heath Care to Former Members of the Armed Forces
03/03/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Amends title 38, United States Code; directs 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 930 - Reichert
Lymphedema Compression Treatment Item Medicare Coverage
02/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment.
H 931 - Collins C
Firefighter Cancer Incidence Data Voluntary Registry
02/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a voluntary registry to collect data on cancer incidence among firefighters.
H 934 - Ellison
Prescription Drug Costs and Drug Importation
02/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Reduces prescription drug costs by allowing the importation and reimportation of certain drugs.
H 938 - Burgess
Medicaid Medical Assistance Third Party Payer Liability
02/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; provides clarification with respect to the liability of third party payers for medical assistance paid under the Medicaid program.
H 959 - Joyce
Advanced Education Nursing Grants
02/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act; extends advanced education nursing grants to support clinical nurse specialist programs.
H 982 - Turner M
Public Institutions Substance Abuse Services Payments
02/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; allows for payments to states for substance abuse services furnished to inmates in public institutions.
H 992 - Foster
Opioid Abuse Service Access Grants
02/09/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Authorizes the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, 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 993 - Foster
Opioid Misuse and Abuse
02/09/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Reduces opioid misuse and abuse.
HCR 174 - Lance
H34 Enrollment Correction
12/06/2016 - In HOUSE. HOUSE concurred in SENATE amendments.
Directs the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 34 concerning Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot and NIH innovation projects.
HJR 15 - Amash
Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution
01/11/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Proposes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
HJR 18 - Perry
Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution
01/11/2017 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CONSTITUTION AND CIVIL JUSTICE.
Proposes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution requiring that each agency and department's funding is justified.
HJR 51 - Roe
Independent Medicare Advisory Board
01/31/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Approves the discontinuation of the process for consideration and automatic implementation of the annual proposal of the Independent Medicare Advisory Board under Section 1899A of the Social Security Act.
HRES 123 - Burgess
Congressional Disapproval
02/15/2017 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Relates to the final rule submitted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with Title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients; relates to final rule of the Department of the Interior relating to non-subsistence take of wildlife, and public participation and closure procedures, on national wildlife refuges in Alaska.
HRES 130 - DeFazio
Health Insurance Marketplace Competition
02/15/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Supports efforts to increase competition and accountability in the health insurance marketplace; extends accessible, quality, affordable health care coverage to every American through the choice of a public insurance plan.
HRES 154 - Kennedy J
Transmission of PPACA Plans Information
02/27/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Relates to inquiry requesting the President of the United States and directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to transmit certain information to the House of Representatives relating to plans to repeal or replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the health-related measures of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
HRES 178 - Khanna
PPACA Bills Public Availability
03/08/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on RULES.
Amends the Rules of the House of Representatives; requires that before any bill or joint resolution repealing or amending the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010 in the House it should be made available on a public website of the House.
HRES 193 - Krishnamoorthi
Health Coverage for All Americans
03/10/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Protects health coverage for all Americans.
HRES 46 - Graves S
Increased Risk of Sleep Apnea Among Soldiers
01/19/2017 - Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Recognizes the increased risk of sleep apnea among soldiers returning from active duty and the benefits of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in soldiers suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
HRES 55 - Cheney
Taxpayer Funded Abortions
01/24/2017 - In HOUSE. Passed HOUSE.
Provides for consideration of the bill (H.R. 7) to prohibit taxpayer funded abortions.
HRES 96 - Black
Budget Committee Expenses Amounts
02/07/2017 - To HOUSE Committee on HOUSE ADMINISTRATION.
Provides amounts for the expenses of the Committee on the Budget in the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress.
S 106 - Cruz
PPACA Health Care and Education Reconciliation Repeal
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 entirely.
S 109 - Grassley
Medicare and Pharmacist Services
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for coverage under the Medicare program of pharmacist services.
S 112 - Heller
Per Diem Payments for Homeless Veterans
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code; authorizes per diem payments under comprehensive service programs for homeless veterans to furnish care to dependents of homeless veterans.
S 124 - Klobuchar
Compensation to Delay Entry of a Drug Into the Market
01/12/2017 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Prohibits brand name drug companies from compensating generic drug companies to delay the entry of a generic drug into the market.
S 183 - Klobuchar
Expedited Approval of Generic Prescription Drugs
01/20/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Allows for expedited approval of generic prescription drugs and temporary importation of prescription drugs in the case of noncompetitive drug markets and drug shortages.
S 184 - Wicker
Taxpayer Funded Abortions
01/20/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Prohibits taxpayer funded abortions.
S 191 - Cassidy
Affordable Care Act Alternatives
01/23/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Improves patient choice by allowing states to adopt market-based alternatives to the Affordable Care Act that increase access to affordable health insurance and reduce costs while ensuring important consumer protections and improving patient care.
S 194 - Whitehouse
Public Health Insurance Option
01/23/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; establishes a public health insurance option.
S 222 - Paul Ra
PPACA Repeal and Health Insurance Reform
01/24/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Repeals provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; provides private health insurance reform.
S 243 - Thune
Supervision Requirements Enforcement Instruction
01/30/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides for a permanent extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals.
S 251 - Wyden
Independent Payment Advisory Board
02/01/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Repeals the Independent Payment Advisory Board in order to ensure that it cannot be used to undermine the Medicare entitlement for beneficiaries.
S 252 - Nelson Bi
Low Income Drug Rebates
02/01/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; requires drug manufacturers to provide drug rebates for drugs dispensed to low-income individuals under the Medicare prescription drug benefit program.
S 253 - Cardin
Medicare Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Caps
02/01/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; repeals the Medicare outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps.
S 260 - Cornyn
Independent Payment Advisory Board PPACA Provisions
02/01/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Repeals the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board.
S 28 - Flake
Health Savings Account Permissible Use Expansion
01/04/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 284 - Brown S
Surprise Billing Practices
02/02/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; prevents surprise billing practices.
S 308 - Grassley
Manufacturers Transparency Reports
02/06/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XI of the Social Security Act; requires 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 309 - Grassley
Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries Community Based Care
02/06/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Establishes a Community-Based Institutional Special Needs Plan demonstration program to target home and community-based care to eligible Medicare beneficiaries.
S 348 - Franken
Covered Part D Drug Price Negotiation for Medicare
02/09/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act; requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate lower covered part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.
S 353 - Collins
Medicare Home Health Benefit Rural Addon Payment
02/13/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; extends the rural add-on payment in the Medicare home health benefit.
S 382 - Menendez
Fire Fighter Cancer Incidence Voluntary Registry
02/15/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a voluntary registry to collect data on cancer incidence among firefighters.
S 397 - Isakson
Medicare Hospital Payments Fairness
02/15/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; ensures fairness in Medicare hospital payments by establishing a floor for the area wage index applied with respect to certain hospitals.
S 403 - Hatch
Health Care Access and Health Savings Accounts
02/15/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; improves access to health care through expanded health savings accounts.
S 41 - Klobuchar
Medicare Beneficiaries Covered Part D Drug Prices
01/05/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 413 - Capito
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Sponsor Payments
02/16/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; prohibits prescription drug plan sponsors and MA-PD organizations under the Medicare program from retroactively reducing payment on clean claims submitted by pharmacies.
S 428 - Grassley
Pediatric Health Homes
02/16/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act; authorizes states to provide coordinated care to children with complex medical conditions through enhanced pediatric health homes.
S 43 - Heller
Indian Health Service Assistance
01/05/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to permit individuals eligible for Indian Health Service assistance to qualify for health savings accounts.
S 431 - Thune
Telehealth Use
02/16/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; expands the use of telehealth for individuals with stroke.
S 434 - Franken
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
02/16/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; qualifies homeless youth and veterans who are full-time students for purposes of the low income housing tax credit.
S 439 - Blunt
Foster Care Mental Health Screenings and Assessments
02/17/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Part B of Title IV of the Social Security Act; ensures that mental health screenings and assessments are provided to children and youth upon entry into foster care.
S 442 - Cruz
NASA Programs Authorization
03/09/2017 - *****To PRESIDENT.
Authorizes the programs of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; relates to the International Space Station and low Earth orbits, medical monitoring and research relating to human space flight, space communications, journey to Mars, telescopes and extrasolar planet exploration; provides for public-private partnerships; authorizes appropriations.
S 445 - Collins
Medicare Beneficiaries Home Health Services Access
02/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; ensures more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program.
S 448 - Brown S
Medicare Treatment of Clinical Psychologists
02/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for treatment of clinical psychologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing clinical psychologist services under the Medicare program.
S 455 - Tester
Medicare Graduate Medical Education Payments
02/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act; counts resident time spent in a critical access hospital as resident time spent in a nonprovider setting for purposes of making Medicare direct and indirect graduate medical education payments.
S 456 - Bennet
Pediatric Cancer Drug Development Program
02/27/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; establishes a program to increase the development of new drugs to treat pediatric cancers.
S 46 - Heller
Medicare Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitations Programs
01/05/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to strengthen intensive cardiac rehabilitations programs under the Medicare program.
S 463 - Cornyn
Medicare Cancer Care
02/28/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; establishes 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.
S 464 - Markey
Independence at Home Medical Practice Medicare Program
02/28/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for a permanent Independence at Home medical practice program under the Medicare program.
S 465 - Rounds
Independent Outside Audit of the Indian Health Service
02/28/2017 - To SENATE Committee on INDIAN AFFAIRS.
Provides for an independent outside audit of the Indian Health Service.
S 469 - Sanders
Affordable and Safe Drug Importation
02/28/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; allows for the importation of affordable and safe drugs by wholesale distributors, pharmacies, and individuals.
S 475 - Udall T
Cerebral Cavernous Malformations Treatment and Research
02/28/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Increases research, education, and treatment for cerebral cavernous malformations.
S 476 - Rubio
Health Insurance Providers Annual Fee Exemption
02/28/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Exempts health insurance of residents of United States territories from the annual fee on health insurance providers.
S 479 - Brown S
Medicare Colorectal Cancer Screening Coinsurance Waiver
03/01/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; waives coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening.
S 486 - Casey
Medicare Competitive Acquisition Rates Non Application
03/01/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories.
S 495 - Sanders
Medicine Research and Development Investment Incentives
03/02/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Provides incentives for investment in research and development for new medicines; enhances access to new medicines.
S 497 - Cantwell
Lymphedema Compression Treatment Item Medicare Coverage
03/02/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides for Medicare coverage of certain lymphedema compression treatment items as items of durable medical equipment.
S 511 - Manchin
Federal Nonviolent Criminal Offenses Record Sealing
03/02/2017 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Provides for the sealing of records relating to Federal nonviolent criminal offenses related to substance use disorders.
S 520 - Cassidy
Medicaid Payment to States
03/02/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XIX of the Social Security Act; reforms payment to states under the Medicaid program.
S 523 - Manchin
Opioid Pain Relievers Stewardship Fee
03/02/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; establishes a stewardship fee on the production and importation of opioid pain relievers.
S 527 - Blunt
Emergency Medical Services Access
03/02/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Improves access to emergency medical services.
S 530 - Manchin
Veteran Medical Records Disclosure
03/06/2017 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Authorizes 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.
S 568 - Brown S
Medicare Inpatient Hospital Requirement
03/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act; counts a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare.
S 581 - Manchin
Opioid Addiction Information in Medical Records
03/08/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Includes information concerning a patient's opioid addiction in certain medical records.
S 611 - Feinstein
Needs of Homeless Children and Families
03/13/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Amends the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; meets the needs of homeless children, youth, and families; honors the assessments and priorities of local communities.
S 619 - Tester
Physical Therapist Loan Repayment Program Participation
03/14/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; provides for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.
S 629 - Feinstein
Medically Important Antimicrobials
03/14/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Federal Food, Drugs, and Cosmetic Act; ensures the safety and effectiveness of medically important antimicrobials approved for use in the prevention, control, and treatment of animal diseases, in order to minimize the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
S 637 - Wyden
Drug Manufacturers Discount Transparency
03/15/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends titles XI and XVIII of the Social Security Act; provides greater transparency of discounts provided by drug manufacturers.
S 64 - McCain
Personal Importation of Safe and Affordable Drugs
01/09/2017 - 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 drugs from approved pharmacies in Canada.
S 640 - Durbin
Biomedical Research Investment Funding
03/15/2017 - To SENATE Committee on BUDGET.
Prioritizes funding for an expanded and sustained national investment in biomedical research.
S 652 - Portman
Young Children Deafness Early Detection Program
03/15/2017 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act; reauthorizes a program for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment regarding deaf and hard-of-hearing newborns, infants, and young children.
S 85 - Roberts
Health Savings Accounts
01/10/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; repeals 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.
S 92 - McCain
Drugs from Canada
01/10/2017 - 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 93 - Ernst
Safe and Effective Contraception
01/10/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Allows women greater access to safe and effective contraception.
SJR 16 - Wyden
Independent Medicare Advisory Board Proposal Process
02/01/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Approves the discontinuation of the process for consideration and automatic implementation of the annual proposal of the Independent Medicare Advisory Board under Section 1899A of the Social Security Act.
SJR 17 - Cornyn
Independent Medicare Advisory Board Proposal Process
02/01/2017 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Approves the discontinuation of the process for consideration and automatic implementation of the annual proposal of the Independent Medicare Advisory Board under Section 1899A of the Social Security Act.
 
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