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Hearing on “Examining Bipartisan Legislation to Improve the Medicare Program,” Subcommittee on Health (July 20, 2017)

Date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: 
2123 Rayburn House Office Building
Subcommittees: 

The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Examining Bipartisan Legislation to Improve the Medicare Program.”  

 

Livestream

 

Key Documents

Memorandum from Ranking Member Pallone to the Subcommittee on Health 

Opening Statement of Ranking Member Pallone as prepared for delivery

 

Legislation

H.R. 849, To repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. 

H.R. 1148, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to telehealth-eligible stroke services under the Medicare program. 

H.R. 2465, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make permanent the removal of the rental cap for durable medical equipment under the Medicare program with respect to speech generating devices. 

H.R. 2557, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage under the Medicare program of certain DNA Specimen Provenance Assay clinical diagnostic laboratory tests. 

H.R. 3120, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the volume of future electronic health record-related significant hardship requests. 

H.R. 3163, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a home infusion therapy services temporary transitional payment under the Medicare program. 

H.R. 3245, Medicare Civil and 5 Criminal Penalties Update Ac, To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to increase civil money penalties and criminal fines for Federal health care program fraud and abuse, and for other purposes. 

H.R. 3263, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the Medicare independence at home medical practice demonstration program

H.R. 3271, Protecting Access to Diabetes Supplies Act of 2017, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to strengthen rules in case of competition for diabetic testing strips, and for other purposes. 

Discussion Draft of H.R. ____, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the therapy cap exceptions process and manual medical review under the Medicare program

Discussion Draft of H.R. ____, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to create a bundled payment model under the Medicare program for clinical laboratory services provided to Medicare nursing facility and homebound patients, and for other purposes

 

Witnesses

Cletis Earle

Chairman-Elect

CHIME Board of Trustees 

Testimony

 

Brett Kissela, MD

Professor of Neurology Chair

Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine University of Cincinnati Gardner

Neuroscience Institute On behalf of the American Academy of Neurology 

Testimony

 

Justin Moore

CEO

American Physical Therapy Association

Testimony

 
 
Varner R. Richards, PharmD
Chair
National Home Infusion Association

Testimony

 

Stacy Sanders
Federal Policy Director
Medicare Rights Center 

Testimony

 

Lisa G. Bardach, MS CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist 

Testimony

 

Mary R. Grealy
President
Healthcare Leadership Council 

Testimony

 

Christel Aprigliano
CEO
Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition

Testimony

 

K. Eric De Jonge, MD
President Elect
American Academy of Home Care Medicine 

Testimony

 

Deepak A. Kapoor, MD
Chairman and CEO
Integrated Medical Professionals 

Testimony

 

Alan E. Morrison
Chair, Diagnostic Services Committee
National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL)

 

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