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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
03/23/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
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
Affordable Care Act Drug Expenses
03/04/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
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.
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
Trade Act
06/12/2015 - HOUSE concurred, in part, with SENATE amendments.
Creates the Trade Act of 2015; provides provisions regarding foreign trade and foreign trade-related matters to include trade negotiating objectives and agreements, Congressional trade oversight, trade interests of small businesses, the extension of trade adjustment assistance to include the health coverage tax credit, customs user fees, child tax credit and foreign earned income, corporate estimated taxes, renal dialysis services coverage, and a modification of the Medicare sequester.
H 1319 - O'Rourke
Survey of Veterans on Medical Care
03/27/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
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
05/21/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported.
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
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 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
Affordable Care Act Small Employer Definitions
03/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
Amends title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and title XXVII of 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 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
04/14/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
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 Medical Training Grants
04/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
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
05/15/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
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
05/01/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
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
04/28/2015 - 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 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
Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate Exemptions
07/30/2015 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE for concurrence.
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.
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
05/01/2015 - 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 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
06/10/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on NATURAL RESOURCES: Referred to Subcommittee on INDIAN, INSULAR AND ALASKA NATIVE AFFAIRS.
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
05/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
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
05/19/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
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
05/21/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
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
Supportive Services for Mental Illnesses and Crises
06/05/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Makes available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals with mental illness and families in mental health crisis.
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 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
07/22/2015 - Forwarded by Subcommittee on HEALTH to full committee.
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
06/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
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
06/25/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
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
07/29/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on CRIME, TERRORISM, HOMELAND SECURITY, AND INVESTIGATIONS.
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 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
07/15/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on WAYS AND MEANS.
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
07/16/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
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
07/24/2015 - 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 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
07/27/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE.
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 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
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
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
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
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
07/31/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
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
07/29/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
Controlled Substances Act
03/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
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
02/03/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE.
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 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
02/11/2015 - To HOUSE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
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.
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
07/09/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on JUDICIARY: Referred to Subcommittee on IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY.
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 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 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.
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
04/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
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
04/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
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
Postal Service Breast Cancer Research Fundraising
07/29/2015 - In SENATE Committee on HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS: Ordered to be reported.
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.
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 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
08/05/2015 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE. *****To HOUSE.
Amends Title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify waiver authority regarding programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE programs).
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
07/24/2015 - In HOUSE Committee on ENERGY AND COMMERCE: Referred to Subcommittee on HEALTH.
Relates to the Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials Act of 2015; 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.
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
05/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
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
07/30/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
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
06/17/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
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
06/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
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 Benefits
07/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends Title 38, United States Code, to waive 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.
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
07/15/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
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
01/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
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
07/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
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
07/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
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 and Substance Use Disorders Programs
07/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Reauthorizes and improves programs related to mental health and substance use disorders.
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
08/03/2015 - 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.
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 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
08/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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
08/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Strengthens our mental health system; improves public safety.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 244 - Tester
VA Review of Disability Compensation for Brain Injury
01/22/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires an independent comprehensive review of the process by which the Department of Veterans Affairs assesses cognitive impairments that result from traumatic brain injury for purposes of awarding disability compensation.
S 256 - Feinstein
Definition of Homeless Youth
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS.
Amends the definition of homeless person under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act to include certain homeless children and youth.
S 257 - Moran Je
Social Security Act
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends Title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to physician supervision of therapeutic hospital outpatient services.
S 258 - Roberts
Physician Certification Requirement Removal
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the 96-hour physician certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services.
S 262 - Leahy
Runaway and Homeless Youth Act Reauthorization
01/27/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Reauthorizes the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.
S 275 - Isakson
Medicare Infusion Therapy Coverage
01/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 289 - Durbin
National Investment in Biomedical Research
01/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on BUDGET.
Relates to the American Cures Act; prioritizes funding for an expanded and sustained national investment in biomedical research.
S 298 - Grassley
Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs
01/28/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 30 - Collins
Definition Modified for Employee in Affordable Care Act
01/06/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 305 - Hatch
Removal of Employer Health Insurance Mandate
01/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Protects American job creation by striking the Federal mandate on employers to offer health insurance.
S 31 - Klobuchar
Medicare Drug Prices
01/06/2015 - 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 313 - Grassley
Physical Therapists Locum Tenens Medicare Arrangements
07/30/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
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.
S 314 - Grassley
Medicare Pharmacist Services Coverage
01/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of pharmacist services.
S 318 - Mikulski
National Institutes of Health Funding
01/29/2015 - To SENATE 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.
S 320 - Warren
Collection of Supplemental Medical Research Payments
01/29/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Authorizes the collection of supplemental payments to increase congressional investments in medical research.
S 332 - Grassley
Medicare-dependent Hospital Program
02/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 336 - Cruz
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
02/02/2015 - 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 339 - Cruz
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
02/03/2015 - In SENATE. Read second time. Placed on Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 entirely.
S 347 - Fischer
Employer and Individual Health Insurance Mandates
02/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that the individual health insurance mandate not apply until the employer health insurance mandate is enforced without exceptions.
S 349 - Grassley
Disabled Individuals Supplemental Needs Trusts
07/30/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to empower individuals with disabilities to establish their own supplemental needs trusts.
S 352 - Ayotte
Individual Health Coverage Mandate Religious Exemption
02/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an additional religious exemption from the individual health coverage mandate.
S 359 - Cassidy
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
02/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to impose restrictions on the risk corridor program.
S 370 - Feinstein
Mammogram Breast Density Reporting
02/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Requires breast density reporting to physicians and patients by facilities that perform mammograms.
S 377 - Schumer
Medicare Ambulance Services
02/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 38 - Thune
Health Care Coverage for Long-term Unemployed
01/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Ensures that long-term unemployed individuals are not taken into account for purposes of the employer health care coverage mandate.
S 395 - Grassley
Medicare Retirement Community Demonstration
02/05/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 42 - Vitter
Address on State Medicaid and State Child Health
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 in 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 or from other.
S 420 - Toomey
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
02/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 425 - Boozman
Homeless Veterans Reintegration
06/03/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to provide for an extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs and to provide clarification regarding eligibility for services under such programs.
S 428 - Brown S
Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program
02/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for 12-month continuous enrollment under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
S 429 - Baldwin
Medicaid Therapeutic Foster Care Services
02/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide a standard definition of therapeutic foster care services in Medicaid.
S 432 - Enzi
Employer Health Insurance Mandate
02/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain small businesses from the employer health insurance mandate and to modify the definition of full-time employee for purposes of such mandate.
S 440 - Crapo
Veterinary Student Loan Repayment or Forgiveness
02/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 448 - Moran Je
TRICARE Program and Eligibility
02/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides for coordination between the TRICARE program and eligibility for making contributions to a health savings account.
S 453 - Cassidy
Veteran Emergency Medical Technician Grant
02/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
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.
S 459 - Boozman
Medicaid Waivers
02/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 462 - Brown S
Microcystins in Drinking Water
02/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS.
Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to publish a health advisory and submit reports with respect to microcystins in drinking water.
S 466 - Stabenow
Medicaid and CHIP Programs on Maternity Care
07/30/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
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.
S 470 - Thune
Educational Health Insurance Mandate Exemption
02/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain educational institutions from the employer health insurance mandate.
S 480 - Shaheen
Controlled Substance Monitoring Program
02/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends and reauthorizes the controlled substance monitoring program under section 399O of the Public Health Service Act.
S 481 - Hatch
Drug Scheduling Recommendations
02/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Controlled Substances Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic 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.
S 483 - Hatch
Prescription Drug Diversion and Abuse Enforcement
02/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Improves enforcement efforts related to prescription drug diversion and abuse.
S 484 - Roberts
Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patient Coverage
02/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Protects all patients by prohibiting the use of data obtained from comparative effectiveness research to deny or delay coverage of items or services under Federal health care programs and to ensure that comparative effectiveness research accounts for advancements in personalized medicine and differences in patient treatment response.
S 486 - Boxer
Head Start Student Vaccinations
02/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
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.
S 488 - Schumer
Nurse and Physician Assistant Cardiac Programs
02/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 506 - Roberts
Medicare Drug and Biological Discounts
02/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 51 - Vitter
Prohibit Grants to Entity that Performs Abortions
01/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
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.
S 522 - Brown S
Children's Health Insurance Program
02/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend the Children's Health Insurance Program.
S 524 - Whitehouse
Prescription Drug Abuse Grants
02/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to address the national epidemics of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use.
S 529 - Grassley
Trafficking Victim Response
02/12/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Improves the services available to runaway and homeless youth who are victims of trafficking, to improve the response to victims of child sex trafficking, to direct the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking to identify strategies to prevent children from becoming victims of trafficking and review trafficking prevention efforts, to protect and assist in the recovery of victims of trafficking.
S 539 - Cardin
Medicare Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Caps
02/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps.
S 570 - Sanders
Oral Health Care Access
02/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Improves access to oral health care for vulnerable and underserved populations.
S 571 - Inhofe
FAA Medical Certification Regulations
02/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Amends the Pilot's Bill of Rights to facilitate appeals and to apply to other certificates issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, to require the revision of the third class medical certification regulations issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.
S 573 - Boozman
FAA Small Aircraft Pilot Certification
02/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
Directs the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue or revise regulations with respect to the medical certification of certain small aircraft pilots.
S 578 - Collins
Home Health Services Under Medicare Program
02/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program.
S 582 - Wicker
Taxpayer Funded Abortions
02/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Prohibits taxpayer funded abortions.
S 584 - Thune
Medicare Summary Notices
02/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 587 - Wyden
Human-Based Methods for Combat Injury Treatment
02/26/2015 - To SENATE 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.
S 598 - Cardin
Chronic Kidney Disease
02/26/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Improves the understanding of, and promote access to treatment for, chronic kidney disease.
S 599 - Cardin
Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration Project
07/30/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Extends and expands the Medicaid emergency psychiatric demonstration project.
S 603 - Tester
Transportation of Veterans to Health Facilities
06/03/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
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.
S 607 - Grassley
Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Program
07/30/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a five-year extension of the rural community hospital demonstration program.
S 621 - Feinstein
Animal Disease Control through Antimicrobials
03/02/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medically important antimicrobials approved for use in the prevention and control of animal diseases, in order to minimize the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
S 624 - Brown S
Medicare Colorectal Cancer Screening Coverage
03/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 626 - Grassley
Medicare Foot and Ankle Care
03/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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, to amend title XVIII of such Act to modify the requirements for diabetic shoes to be included under Medicare.
S 629 - Portman
Hospital-Based Nursing Programs Payments
03/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 636 - Udall T
Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse
03/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Reduces prescription drug misuse and abuse.
S 642 - Shaheen
Human Trafficking Victims Recovery and Rehabilitation
03/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Aids human trafficking victims' recovery and rehabilitation.
S 646 - Portman
Armed Forces Mental Health Screenings
03/03/2015 - To SENATE 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.
S 647 - Cruz
Affordable Care Act Cooperative Interstate Governing
03/03/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 648 - Grassley
Formulary Requirements for Prescription Drug Plans
03/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve formulary requirements for prescription drug plans and MA-PD plans with respect to certain categories or classes of drugs.
S 666 - Franken
Medical Evidence in Veterans Affairs Disability Claims
03/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
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.
S 673 - Sasse
Transition Plan for Obamacare's Unlawful Implementation
03/04/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Provides a transition plan for those individuals who may be affected by ObamaCare's unlawful implementation.
S 679 - Baldwin
Increased Medicare Data Access
03/09/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase access to Medicare data.
S 683 - Booker
Medical Marijuana
03/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Extends the principle of federalism to State drug policy; provides access to medical marijuana; enables research into the medicinal properties of marijuana.
S 684 - Burr
Services for Homeless Veterans
06/03/2015 - In SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS: Hearings held.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the provision of services for homeless veterans.
S 688 - Manchin
Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction
03/10/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to adjust the Medicare hospital readmission reduction program to respond to patient disparities.
S 704 - Grassley
Medicare Institutional Special Needs Plan
07/30/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Establishes a Community-Based Institutional Special Needs Plan demonstration program to target home and community-based care to eligible Medicare beneficiaries.
S 707 - Markey
Civil Liability for Emergency Overdose Drugs
03/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on JUDICIARY.
Provides certain protections from civil liability with respect to the emergency administration of opioid overdose drugs.
S 709 - Roberts
Affordable Care Act Health Savings Drug Coverage
03/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 711 - Ayotte
Mental Health First Aid Training Grants
03/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends section 520J of the Public Service Health Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs.
S 714 - Donnelly
Veterans Psychiatric Care Pilot Program
03/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Requires the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to jointly conduct a pilot program to assess the feasibility and advisability of expanding the use by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs of physician assistants specializing in psychiatric medicine.
S 715 - Donnelly
Armed Forces and Veterans Mental Health Care
03/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Improves the provision of mental health care to members of the Armed Forces and veterans from the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 717 - Donnelly
Armed Forces Mental Health Provider Designation
03/11/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Designates certain non-Department mental health care providers who treat members of the Armed Forces and veterans as providers who have particular knowledge relating to the provision of mental health care to members of the Armed Forces and veterans.
S 737 - Brown S
Title XIX of the Social Security Act To Extend the Appl
03/12/2015 - 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; applies the rate floor to additional providers of primary care services.
S 768 - Vitter
Medicare Beneficiary Access to Medical Devices
03/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 77 - Vitter
Affordable Care Act Repeal
01/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 776 - Roberts
Access to Medication Therapy Management Improvement
03/18/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to medication therapy management under part D of the Medicare program.
S 78 - Vitter
Abortion Physician Admitting Privilege Requirements
01/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Imposes admitting privilege requirements with respect to physicians who perform abortions.
S 804 - Collins
Glucose Monitoring Device Coverage
03/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to specify coverage of continuous glucose monitoring devices.
S 810 - Hatch
Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate Repeal
03/19/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and improve Medicare payments for physicians and other professionals.
S 829 - Grassley
Medicare Orthotics And Prosthetics Payments
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to refine how Medicare pays for orthotics and prosthetics and to improve beneficiary experience and outcomes with orthotic and prosthetic care.
S 832 - Tester
Armed Forces Behavioral Health Readiness
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on ARMED SERVICES.
Amends title 10, United States Code, to authorize the provision of behavioral health readiness services to certain members of the Selected Reserve of the Armed Forces based on need, to expand eligibility to such members for readjustment counseling from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
S 833 - Feinstein
Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Authorization
08/06/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out certain major medical facility projects for which appropriations were made for fiscal year 2015.
S 836 - Barrasso
Affordable Care Act Health Benefit Limitations
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal certain limitations on health care benefits enacted by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 839 - Collins
Medicare Home Health Rural Payments
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
Amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the rural add-on payment in the Medicare home health benefit.
S 84 - Shaheen
Gestational Diabetes Grants
01/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Provides grants to better understand and reduce gestational diabetes.
S 841 - Ernst
Veterans Mental Health Care
03/23/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Expands eligibility for health care under the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 to include certain veterans seeking mental health care.
S 843 - Brown S
Medicare Hospital Stay Requirement
03/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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 requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare.
S 849 - Isakson
Neurological Disease Data Collection and Analysis
03/24/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
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.
S 857 - Stabenow
Alzheimer's Medicare Coverage
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 861 - Carper
Medicare and Medicaid Waste and Fraud
07/30/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Amends titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to curb waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
S 864 - Boxer
Nurse-to-Patient Ratios in Hospitals
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals.
S 865 - Tester
Veterans Mental Health Related to Sexual Trauma
03/25/2015 - To SENATE Committee on VETERANS' AFFAIRS.
Amends title 38, United States Code, to improve the disability compensation evaluation procedure of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for veterans with mental health conditions related to military sexual trauma.
S 893 - Warner
Energy Policy Innovation
04/30/2015 - In SENATE Committee on ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES: Hearings held.
Establishes an Energy Productivity Innovation Challenge (EPIC) to assist energy policy innovation in the States to promote the goal of doubling electric and thermal energy productivity by January 1, 2030.
S 898 - Kirk
National Health Service Corps Optometrists
04/13/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of optometrists in the National Health Service Corps scholarship and loan repayment programs.
S 923 - Graham
Sexual Risk Education Grants
04/14/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
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.
S 954 - Manchin
FDA Approval of Opioid Drugs
04/15/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Establishes procedures regarding the approval of opioid drugs by the Food and Drug Administration.
S 968 - Gillibrand
Commissioner of Social Security To Revise the Medical a
04/16/2015 - To SENATE Committee on FINANCE.
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.
S 97 - Vitter
Affordable Care Act AntiKackback Laws
01/07/2015 - To SENATE Committee on HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS.
Clarifies that the anti kickback laws apply to qualified health plans, the federally-facilitated marketplaces, and other plans and programs under title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
S 971 - Wyden
Medicare Independence at Home
07/30/2015 - Public Law No. 114-39
Creates the Medicare Independence at Home Medical Practice Demonstration Improvement Act of 2015; amends 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.
S 984 - Vitter
Eye Tracking Accessories Under Medicare
07/30/2015 - Public Law No. 114-40
Amends 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.
S 993 - Franken
Justice and Health System Collaboration
04/30/2015 - In SENATE. Placed on SENATE Legislative Calendar under General Orders.
Increases public safety by facilitating collaboration among the criminal justice, juvenile justice, veterans treatment services, mental health treatment, and substance abuse systems.
SRES 215 - Heitkamp
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness
06/25/2015 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE.
Designates the month of June 2015 as National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month and June 27, 2015, as National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day.
SRES 64 - Murray
National School Counseling Week
02/03/2015 - In SENATE. Passed SENATE.
Designates February 2 through 6, 2015, as National School Counseling Week.
 
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