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This Week On The Hill: Substance Abuse And Rural Health Services

posted by Rachad Davis

on May 13, 2016

Still in the midst of a federal judge’s ruling on Affordable Care Act subsidies, Congress awaits forthcoming legislation regarding appropriating funds to combat the Zika Virus.

House:

H.R. 5122, Larry Bucshon, to prohibit further action on the proposed rule regarding testing of Medicare part B prescription drug models

H.R. 5127, Morgan Griffith, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to extend the exclusivity period for certain drug products developed or labeled so as to reduce drug abuse, and for other purposes

H.R. 5133, Cresent Hardy, to improve rural health services, including by requiring the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct an annual study on such services, and for other purposes

H.R. 5138, Mia Love, to allow women greater access to safe and effective contraception

H.R. 5142, Tim Walberg, to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the sharing of health information concerning an individual’s substance abuse treatment by certain entities

H.R. 5145, Gus Bilirakis, to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to exclude abuse-deterrent formulations of prescription drugs from the Medicaid additional rebate requirement for new formulations of prescription drugs, and for other purposes

H.R. 5164, Lynn Jenkins, to provide for a permanent extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals

H.R. 5182, Billy Long, to promote the development of safe drugs for neonates

H.R. 5183, Seth Moulton, to amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the five month waiting period for disability insurance benefits for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

H.R. 5188, Mia Love, to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to promote physician training in newly recognized primary medical specialties, and for other purposes.

H.R. 5189, Ann Kuster, to address the opioid abuse crisis

H.R. 5194, Earl Blumenauer, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow a credit against tax for costs incurred by certain businesses for drug disposal programs

H.R. 5195, Rosa DeLauro, to require that health plans provide coverage for a minimum hospital stay for mastectomies, lumpectomies, and lymph node dissection for the treatment of breast cancer and coverage for secondary consultations

H.R. 5196, Steve Israel, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide an income tax credit for eldercare expenses

H.R. 5210, Tom Price, to improve access to durable medical equipment for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program, and for other purposes

H.R. 5216, Ben Ray Lujan, to provide funding for opioid and heroin abuse prevention and treatment, and for other purposes

H.R. 5219, Jaime Herrera Beutler, to provide for the establishment of the Task Force on Research Specific to Pregnant Women and Lactating Women, to require an annual report to Congress on approved new drug applications with information on pregnancy and lactation, and for other purposes

Senate:

S. 2904, Sheldon Whitehouse, to amend title II of the Social Security Act to eliminate the five month waiting period for disability insurance benefits under such title for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

S. 2910, Mike Rounds, to require the Secretary of Defense to implement processes and procedures to provide expedited treatment of fetal anomalies under the TRICARE program

S. 2912, Ron Johnson, to authorize the use of unapproved medical products by patients diagnosed with a terminal illness in accordance with State law, and for other purposes