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Asthma-Related Awards To Medicare: Here’s The Latest Health Care-Related Legislation

posted by Rachad Davis

on March 4, 2016

Congress had their hands full this week on Capitol Hill with 18 pieces of legislation proposed. Some of the bills addressed competition in the pharmaceutical industry and others increased oversight of prescription opioid treatment.

House:

H.R. 4641, Susan Brooks, to provide for the establishment of an inter-agency task force to review, modify, and update best practices for pain management and prescribing pain medication, and for other purposes

H.R. 4642, Chris Collins, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare diabetic eye disease prevention and early treatment demonstration project

H.R. 4650, Vern Buchanan, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of certain Medicare long-term care hospital payment rules

H.R. 4654, Sean Patrick Maloney, to direct the Attorney General to carry out a pilot program to provide grants to eligible entities for diversion programs to divert individuals with low-level drug offenses to drug treatment programs, and for other purposes

H.R. 4662, David Roe, to amend the Public Health Service Act to increase the preference given, in awarding certain asthma-related grants, to States that allow trained school personnel to administer asthma-related rescue medications, and for other purposes

H.R. 4669, Bill Foster, to support the establishment of a Standards Coordinating Body in Regenerative Medicine and Advanced Therapies

H.R. 4692, Yvette Clarke, to amend the Public Health Service Act, in relation to requiring adrenoleukodystrophy screening of newborns

H.R. 4695, Eliot Engel, to amend 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 collaborative

H.R. 4697, Elizabeth Esty, to provide for increased Federal oversight of prescription opioid treatment and assistance to States in reducing opioid addiction, diversion, and deaths

H.R. 4708, Tom Reed, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a nonrefundable credit for working family caregivers

H.R. 4714, Todd Young, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure Medicare coverage of certain costs associated with FDA-approved clinical trials

Senate:

S. 2605, Richard Durbin, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide states with an option to provide medical assistance to individuals between the ages of 22 and 64 for inpatient services to treat substance use disorders at certain facilities, and for other purposes

S. 2615, Susan Collins-Claire McCaskill, to increase competition in the pharmaceutical industry

S. 2618, Charles Grassley, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require states to publish a Medicaid fee-for service provider directory

S. 2623, Al Franken, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny the deduction for advertising and promotional expenses for prescription drugs

S. 2624, Elizabeth Warren, to establish the “Biomedical Innovation Fund” and for other purposes

S. 2634, Al Franken, to establish an interagency One Health Program, and for other purposes

S. 2641, Charles Schumer, to amend the Public Health Service Act, in relation to requiring adrenoleukodystrophy screening of newborns