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Policymakers Address Rehabilitative Services And FD&C Act

posted by Rachad Davis

on June 13, 2016

As Congress eyes approving more than $1 billion in order to benefit at-risk families, lawmakers ended the week with health care-related legislation including improving the response and treatment for opioid and related overdoses, and providing dental, vision, and hearing care under the Medicare program.

House:

H.R. 5375, Markwayne Mullin, to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to eliminate the CHIP maintenance of effort requirement and to eliminate DSH cuts for States not implementing the ACA Medicaid expansion

H.R. 5395, Michael Burgess, to require studies and reports examining the use of, and opportunities to use, technology-enabled collaborative learning and capacity building models to improve programs of the Department of Health and Human Services, and for other purposes

H.R. 5396, Jim McDermott, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of dental, vision, and hearing care under the Medicare program

H.R. 5403, Michael Fitzpatrick, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices

H.R. 5404, Michael Fitzpatrick, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require physicians and physician’s offices to be treated as covered device users required to report on certain adverse events involving medical devices, and for other purposes

H.R. 5405, Steve Cohen, to establish the Stop, Observe, Ask, and Respond to Health and Wellness Training pilot program to address human trafficking in the health care system

H.R. 5409, French Hill, to help individuals receiving disability insurance benefits under title II of the Social Security Act obtain rehabilitative services and return to the workforce, and for other purposes

H.R. 5410, Bill Flores, to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to better align the grace period required for non-payment of premiums before discontinuing coverage under qualified health plans with such grace periods provided for under State law

H.R. 5411, Joseph Kennedy, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide under the State plan under the Medicaid program early and periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment services to individuals under age 21 who are receiving services in institutions for mental diseases

H.R. 5414, Fred Upton-Frank Pallone, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for establishment of one or more Intercenter Institutes within the Food and Drug Administration for a major disease area or areas, and for other purposes

H.R. 5432, David Joyce, to prevent the abuse of opiates, to improve response and treatment for the abuse of opiates and related overdoses, and for other purposes

Senate:

S. 3030, Jon Tester, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count resident time spent in a critical access hospital as resident time spent in a nonprovider setting for purposes of making Medicare direct and indirect graduate medical education payments

S. 3037, Tom Cotton, to help individuals receiving disability insurance benefits under title II of the Social Security Act obtain rehabilitative services and return to the workforce, and for other purposes

S. 3039, Angus King, to support programs for mosquito-borne and other vector-borne disease surveillance and control

S. 3040, Roy Blunt, to make appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes

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