Subject Health care quality | Current

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USSB1284Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 - Makes appropriations for the Departments of Labor, of Health and Human Services (HHS), and of Education, and related agencies for FY2014. ...
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2013-07-11
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 128.
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USHB2165Ensuring Quality Health Care for All Americans Act of 2013 - States that this Act shall take effect upon the repeal, required by this Act, of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the health care provisions of the Health Care and...
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2013-07-08
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USHB1792Infectious Disease Reporting Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to report each case of reportable infectious disease (a disease that a state requires to be reported) that occurs at a medical facility of the Department of Veterans Affairs...
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2013-06-27
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
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USHB2376Medicare Residential Care Coordination Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish and implement a demonstration project under titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to evaluate t...
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2013-06-25
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USHB2375Transparency and Accountability in Medicare Bidding Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to delay from July 1, 2013, to a date no earlier than December 31, 2013, the implementation of: (1) round 2 of the durable medi...
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2013-06-25
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USHB2143USPSTF Transparency and Accountability Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to expand the scope and responsibilities of the United States Preventive Services Task Force to require it to: (1) publish research plans to guide its systemati...
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2013-06-19
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USHB1733Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to shield a health care professional from liability under federal or state law for harm caused by any act or omission if: (1) the professional is serving as a volu...
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2013-06-14
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USHR206Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress and states should gather information about and correct: (1) abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices; and (2) the interstate referral of women and girls to facilities engage...
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2013-06-14
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USSB1152Building a Health Care Workforce for the Future Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to award matching grants to enable states to implement scholarship programs to ensure an adequate s...
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2013-06-12
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USSB1137Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality and Access Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require alignment of updates for ambulatory surgical center (ASC) services under a revised prospective payment system (PPS) with u...
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2013-06-11
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USHR221Expresses support for the goals and ideals of an International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Encourages: (1) health care providers to offer culturally and clinically competent care to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) commun...
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2013-06-07
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USHB1821Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require each Medicare participating hospital to implement a hospital-wide staffing plan for nursing services furnished in the hospital. Requires ...
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2013-06-03
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USHB1907Nurse Staffing Standards for Patient Safety and Quality Care Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require hospitals to implement a staffing plan that includes a minimum direct care registered nurse-to-patient ratio by unit, adjustmen...
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2013-06-03
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USHB2135Cardiac Arrest Survival Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to expand immunity from civil liability related to automated external defibrillator devices (AEDs), including by giving immunity to: (1) a person who owns, occupies, or manage...
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2013-05-24
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USHB2186Verifying Authority and Legality In Drug Compounding Act of 2013 or VALID Compounding Act - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the regulation of compounding drugs. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS)...
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2013-05-24
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USSB998Home Care Consumer Bill of Rights Act - Amends the Older Americans Act of 1965 to make it the duty of the Assistant Secretary of Aging, acting through the designee responsible for elder abuse prevention and services, to: (1) establish best practices ...
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2013-05-21
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USSB948Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover, as medical and other health services, complex rehabilitation technology items designed and configured for a ...
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2013-05-14
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USHB1853Medicaid Accountability and Care Act of 2013 - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to revise payments to states under the Medicaid program, including granting an option to receive Medicare payments for full-benefit dual eligi...
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2013-05-10
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USSB543VISN Reorganization Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to organize the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) into 12 geographically defined Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs). Directs the Secretary to ensure that each VI...
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2013-05-09
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-203.
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USSR134Expresses the sense of the Senate that all incidents of abusive, unsanitary, or illegal health care practices should be condemned and prevented and the perpetrators should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
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2013-05-08
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USSR133Expresses the sense of the Senate that Congress and states should gather information about and correct: (1) abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices; and (2) the interstate referral of women and girls to facilities engaged in dangerous or ...
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2013-05-08
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USHB1473Standard of Care Protection Act of 2013 - Declares that the development, recognition, or implementation of any guideline or other standard under any provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) or titles XVIII (Medicare) or XIX...
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2013-04-30
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USHB1666Patient Centered Quality Care for Life Act - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to convene a Patient-Centered Health Care and Quality of Life Stakeholder Strategic Summit to: (1) analyze key health system barriers to providing p...
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2013-04-26
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USSR118Expresses support for: (1) the designation of April as Parkinson's Awareness Month, and (2) research to find better treatments and a cure for Parkinson's disease. Recognizes those living with Parkinson's who participate in clinical trials. Commends t...
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2013-04-25
Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3060; text as passed Senate: CR S3047)
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USHB1200American Health Security Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of the House of Representatives concerning recognition of health care as a human right. Establishes the State-Based American Health Security Program to provide every U.S. resident who is a U....
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2013-04-23
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USHB1487Improved Health Care at Lower Cost Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) and XI of the Social Security Act with respect to the prohibition against certain (potential financial conflict-of-interest) physician referrals. Excepts from the physicia...
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2013-04-23
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USHB1615Examining America's Mental Health Services Act of 2013 - Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to enter into an agreement with the Institute of Medicine (or, if the Institute declines to enter into such an arrangement, another app...
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2013-04-19
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USSB739National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require hospitals to implement a staffing plan that includes a minimum direct care registered nurse-to-patient ratio by unit, adjustments above the mi...
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2013-04-16
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USHR149Expresses support for: (1) the designation of, and the goals and ideals of, Parkinson's Awareness Month; and (2) research to find better treatments and, eventually, a cure for Parkinson's disease. Recognizes those living with Parkinson's who particip...
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2013-04-12
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USHB1146Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require personnel (excluding physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) who furnish t...
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2013-04-11
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USSB689Mental Health Awareness and Improvement Act of 2013 - Title I: Education Programs - Achievement Through Prevention Act - (Sec. 103) Amends part A of title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) to allow states, local education...
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2013-04-11
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 37.
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USHB672Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to award grants to states and nonprofit entities for cons...
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2013-04-08
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USSR91Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week. Recognizes the efforts of public health professionals, governments, and individuals in preventing disease and injury. Encourages increased efforts and investment of resources ...
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2013-03-23
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USHR124Expresses support for the goals and ideals of National Public Health Week. Recognizes the efforts of public health professionals, governments, and individuals in preventing disease and injury. Encourages increased efforts and investment of resources ...
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2013-03-22
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USHB1370International Travelers Bill of Rights Act of 2013 - Requires an individual or entity that operates a website that provides access to international travel services to provide on its website, in a clear and conspicuous way, information regarding the h...
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2013-03-22
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USSB642Consistency, Accuracy, Responsibility, and Excellence in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require personnel (excluding physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) who furnish t...
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2013-03-21
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USSB557Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act of 2013 - Amends part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Chief Actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to ...
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2013-03-13
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USHB942Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover, as medical and other health services, complex rehabilitation technology items designed and configured for a ...
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2013-03-08
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USHB986Rural Health Clinic Fairness Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to extend Medicare: (1) electronic health record (EHR) incentives to eligible professionals practicing in rural health clinics, and (2) electronic pre...
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2013-03-08
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USHB805Quality Improvement Organization Program Restoration Act - Amends the Trade Adjustment Assistance Extension Act of 2011 to repeal its revisions to requirements for contracts with Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs). Amends title XI of t...
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2013-03-04
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USHB809Field EMS Quality, Innovation, and Cost Effectiveness Improvements Act of 2013 - Designates the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as the primary federal agency for emergency medical services (EMS) and trauma care. Establishes the Office o...
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2013-03-04
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USHB896Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act - Amends title XI of the Social Security Act (SSA) to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), as part of the pediatric quality measures program and the Medicaid Quality Measurement Program (MQMP),...
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2013-03-01
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USSB425Quality Care for Moms and Babies Act - Amends title XI of the Social Security Act (SSA) to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), as part of the pediatric quality measures program and the Medicaid Quality Measurement Program (MQMP),...
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2013-02-28
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USSB11Fiscal Sustainability Act of 2013 - Amends title XI of the Social Security Act (SSA) to authorize a five-year renewable comprehensive Medicaid waiver to allow a state to elect to provide medical assistance under SSA title XIX (Medicaid), directly or ...
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2013-02-26
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USHB676Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act - Establishes the Medicare for All Program to provide all individuals residing in the United States and U.S. territories with free health care that includes all medically necessary care, such as primary ca...
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2013-02-22
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USSR21Designates February 14, 2013, as National Solidarity Day for Compassionate Patient Care. Recognizes the importance of a respectful relationship between health care professionals and their patients in promoting better health outcomes. Encourages all h...
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2013-02-14
Resolution agreed to in Senate with an amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S789)
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USSB348Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to award grants to states and nonprofit entities for cons...
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2013-02-14
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USSR26Recognizes that: (1) access to hospitals and other health care providers for patients in rural areas of the United States is essential to the survival and success of U.S. communities; (2) preserving and strengthening access to quality health care in ...
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2013-02-07
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USSB44Medical Care Access Protection Act of 2013 or MCAP Act - Prescribes requirements for lawsuits for health care liability claims related to the provision of health care services. Sets a statute of limitations of three years after the date of manifestat...
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2013-01-22
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USHB116Medical Checklist Act of 2013 - Requires the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, acting through the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, to conduct a study on the development and efficacy of medical checklists, i...
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2013-01-04
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