Optometrists & Ophthalmologists

TopicBill numbersort iconAuthorInterest positionBecame law
Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2015 H.R. 1190 (114th) RoeSupportNo
To repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. (by More
To repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. (by CRS) Hide
National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act H.R. 1192 (114th) OlsonSupportNo
To amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, and the chronic diseases and conditions that… More
To amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, and the chronic diseases and conditions that result from diabetes. (by CRS) Hide
Medicare Patient Empowerment Act of 2015 H.R. 1650 (114th) PriceSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items… More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits. (by CRS) Hide
Truth in Healthcare Marketing Act of 2015 H.R. 1741 (114th) BucshonOpposeNo
To ensure that patients receive accurate health care information by prohibiting misleading and deceptive advertising or representation in the provision of health care services, and to require the… More
To ensure that patients receive accurate health care information by prohibiting misleading and deceptive advertising or representation in the provision of health care services, and to require the identification of the license of health care professionals, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Ensuring Children's Access to Specialty Care Act of 2015 H.R. 1859 (114th) CollinsSupportNo
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of pediatric subspecialists in the National Health Service Corps program, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of pediatric subspecialists in the National Health Service Corps program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 H.R. 2 (114th) BurgessSupportYes
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to… More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act of 2015 H.R. 2102 (114th) DavisSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2015 H.R. 2124 (114th) CrowleySupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2015 H.R. 2519 (114th) JenkinsOpposeNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of audiologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing audiology services under the Medicare program, to improve access to… More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of audiologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing audiology services under the Medicare program, to improve access to the audiology services available for coverage under the Medicare program and to enable beneficiaries to have their choice of a qualified audiologist to provide such services, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Fair Medical Audits Act of 2015 H.R. 2568 (114th) HoldingSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the process of audits by recovery audit contractors and the recovery of overpayments under the Medicare program. (by More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the process of audits by recovery audit contractors and the recovery of overpayments under the Medicare program. (by CRS) Hide
Tanning Tax Repeal Act of 2015 H.R. 2698 (114th) HoldingOpposeNo
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the excise tax on indoor tanning services. (by CRS)
To Amend Title XI of the Social Security Act to Exempt from Manufacturer Transparency Reporting Certain Transfers Used for Educational Purposes, and for Other Purposes. H.R. 293 (114th) BurgessSupportNo
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to exempt from manufacturer transparency reporting certain transfers used for educational purposes, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to exempt from manufacturer transparency reporting certain transfers used for educational purposes, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Enforcement Transparency Act of 2015 H.R. 3136 (114th) BlumSupportNo
To require the Secretary of Agriculture to issue guidelines relating to civil fines imposed for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, and for other purposes. (by More
To require the Secretary of Agriculture to issue guidelines relating to civil fines imposed for violations of the Animal Welfare Act, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Further Flexibility in HIT Reporting and Advancing Interoperability Act H.R. 3309 (114th) EllmersSupportNo
To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve the electronic health records meaningful use programs under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes. (by… More
To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to improve the electronic health records meaningful use programs under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
DOC Access Act H.R. 3323 (114th) CarterSupportNo
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to improve health care coverage under vision and dental plans, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to improve health care coverage under vision and dental plans, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Meaningful Use Hardship Relief Act of 2015 H.R. 3940 (114th) PriceSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize a blanket meaningful use significant hardship exception for the 2015 reporting period due to the delay in timely publication of the Stage… More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize a blanket meaningful use significant hardship exception for the 2015 reporting period due to the delay in timely publication of the Stage 2 meaningful use rule. (by CRS) Hide
Medicare Advantage Bill of Rights Act of 2015 H.R. 4227 (114th) DeLauroSupportNo
To enhance beneficiary and provider protections and improve transparency in the Medicare Advantage market, and for other purposes. (by More
To enhance beneficiary and provider protections and improve transparency in the Medicare Advantage market, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Diabetic Eye Disease Prevention Act of 2016 H.R. 4642 (114th) CollinsSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare diabetic eye disease prevention and early treatment demonstration project. (by More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare diabetic eye disease prevention and early treatment demonstration project. (by CRS) Hide
Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2016 H.R. 4771 (114th) FranksSupportNo
To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system. (by More
To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system. (by CRS) Hide
Training Tomorrow's Doctors Today Act H.R. 4774 (114th) CastorSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Flexibility in Electronic Health Record Reporting Act H.R. 5001 (114th) EllmersSupportNo
To continue the use of a 3-month quarter EHR reporting period for health care providers to demonstrate meaningful use for 2016 under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payment programs, and for… More
To continue the use of a 3-month quarter EHR reporting period for health care providers to demonstrate meaningful use for 2016 under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payment programs, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act of H.R. 5088 (114th) SpeierOpposeNo
To prevent abusive billing of ancillary services to the Medicare program, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
21st Century Cures Act H.R. 6 (114th) UptonOpposeNo
To accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of 21st century cures, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act of 2015 S. 1131 (114th) FrankenSupportNo
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2015 S. 1148 (114th) NelsonSupportNo
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2015 S. 141 (114th) CornynSupportNo
A bill to repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. (by More
A bill to repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. (by CRS) Hide
A Bill to Amend the Public Health Service Act to Help Build a Stronger Health Care Workforce. S. 2107 (114th) ReedSupportNo
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to help build a stronger health care workforce. (by CRS)
Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2015 S. 226 (114th) PaulSupportNo
A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law.… More
A bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law. (by CRS) Hide
Medicare Advantage Bill of Rights Act of 2015 S. 2392 (114th) BrownSupportNo
A bill to enhance beneficiary and provider protections and improve transparency in the Medicare Advantage market, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to enhance beneficiary and provider protections and improve transparency in the Medicare Advantage market, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act of 2016 S. 2777 (114th) CassidySupportNo
A bill to modernize the prescription verification process for contact lenses, to clarify consumer protections regarding false advertising of contact lenses, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to modernize the prescription verification process for contact lenses, to clarify consumer protections regarding false advertising of contact lenses, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Ensuring Children's Access to Specialty Care Act of 2016 S. 2782 (114th) BluntSupportNo
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of pediatric subspecialists in the National Health Service Corps program, and for other purposes. (by More
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of pediatric subspecialists in the National Health Service Corps program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Flexibility in Electronic Health Record Reporting Act S. 2822 (114th) PortmanSupportNo
A bill to continue the use of a 3-month quarter EHR reporting period for health care providers to demonstrate meaningful use for 2016 under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payment programs,… More
A bill to continue the use of a 3-month quarter EHR reporting period for health care providers to demonstrate meaningful use for 2016 under the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payment programs, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Indian Health Service Health Professions Tax Fairness Act of 2015 S. 536 (114th) UdallSupportNo
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income payments under the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program and certain amounts received under the Indian Health… More
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income payments under the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program and certain amounts received under the Indian Health Professions Scholarship Program. (by CRS) Hide
National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act S. 586 (114th) ShaheenSupportNo
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, and the chronic diseases and conditions… More
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, and the chronic diseases and conditions that result from diabetes. (by CRS) Hide
Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act of 2015 S. 779 (114th) CornynOpposeNo
A bill to provide for Federal agencies to develop public access policies relating to research conducted by employees of that agency or from funds administered by that agency. (by More
A bill to provide for Federal agencies to develop public access policies relating to research conducted by employees of that agency or from funds administered by that agency. (by CRS) Hide
Medicare Patient Empowerment Act of 2013 H.R. 1310 (113th) PriceSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items… More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicare payment option for patients and eligible professionals to freely contract, without penalty, for Medicare fee-for-service items and services, while allowing Medicare beneficiaries to use their Medicare benefits. (by CRS) Hide
To Amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 Respecting the Scoring of Preventive Health Savings. H.R. 2663 (113th) BurgessSupportNo
To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 respecting the scoring of preventive health savings. (by CRS)
SGR Repeal and Medicare Beneficiary Access Act of 2013 H.R. 2810 (113th) BurgessSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform the sustainable growth rate and Medicare payment for physicians' services, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform the sustainable growth rate and Medicare payment for physicians' services, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2013 H.R. 2914 (113th) SpeierOpposeNo
To prevent abusive billing of ancillary services to the Medicare program, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2013 H.R. 351 (113th) RoeSupportNo
To repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. (by More
To repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. (by CRS) Hide
Science Appropriations Act, 2014 H.R. 3547 (113th) SmithSupportYes
An act making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 H.R. 4302 (113th) PittsOpposeYes
To amend the Social Security Act to extend Medicare payments to physicians and other provisions of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend the Social Security Act to extend Medicare payments to physicians and other provisions of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2014 H.R. 5304 (113th) JenkinsOpposeNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of audiologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing audiology services under the Medicare program, to improve access to… More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of audiologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing audiology services under the Medicare program, to improve access to the audiology services available for coverage under the Medicare program and to enable beneficiaries to have their choice of a qualified audiologist to provide such services, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
To Amend Title XI of the Social Security Act to Exempt from Manufacturer Transparency Reporting Certain Transfers Used for Educational Purposes, and for Other Purposes. H.R. 5539 (113th) BurgessSupportNo
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to exempt from manufacturer transparency reporting certain transfers used for educational purposes, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to exempt from manufacturer transparency reporting certain transfers used for educational purposes, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act of 2013 H.R. 962 (113th) DavisSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries. (by CRS)
A Bill to Amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 Respecting the Scoring of Preventive Health Savings. S. 1422 (113th) CardinSupportNo
A bill to amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 respecting the scoring of preventive health savings. (by CRS)
SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 S. 2000 (113th) BaucusSupportNo
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and improve Medicare payments for physicians and other professionals, and for other purposes.… More
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and improve Medicare payments for physicians and other professionals, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act of 2013 S. 351 (113th) CornynSupportNo
A bill to repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. (by More
A bill to repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. (by CRS) Hide
Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act of 2013 S. 452 (113th) FrankenSupportNo
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the incidence of diabetes among Medicare beneficiaries. (by CRS)
National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act H.R. 2960 (112th) OlsonSupportNo
To amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. (by More
To amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. (by CRS) Hide
Comprehensive 1099 Taxpayer Protection and Repayment of Exchange Subsidy Overpayments Act of 2011 H.R. 4 (112th) LungrenSupportYes
To repeal the expansion of information reporting requirements for payments of $600 or more to corporations, and for other purposes. (by More
To repeal the expansion of information reporting requirements for payments of $600 or more to corporations, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Healthcare Truth and Transparency Act of 2011 H.R. 451 (112th) SullivanSupportNo
To ensure that patients receive accurate health care information by prohibiting misleading and deceptive advertising or representation in the provision of health care services, and to require the… More
To ensure that patients receive accurate health care information by prohibiting misleading and deceptive advertising or representation in the provision of health care services, and to require the identification of the license of health care professionals. (by CRS) Hide
Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2011 H.R. 452 (112th) RoeSupportNo
To repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. (by More
To repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. (by CRS) Hide
Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2012 H.R. 5 (112th) GingreySupportNo
To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system. (by More
To improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system. (by CRS) Hide
Electronic Health Records Improvement Act H.R. 6598 (112th) BlackSupportNo
To amend certain requirements and penalties implemented under the Medicare and Medicaid programs by the HITECH Act of 2009, which would otherwise impede eligible professionals from adopting… More
To amend certain requirements and penalties implemented under the Medicare and Medicaid programs by the HITECH Act of 2009, which would otherwise impede eligible professionals from adopting electronic health records to improve patient care. (by CRS) Hide
National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act S. 3430 (112th) ShaheenSupportNo
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. (by More
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes. (by CRS) Hide
FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act H.R. 1586 (111th) RangelOpposeYes
An act to modernize the air traffic control system, improve the safety, reliability, and availability of transportation by air in the United States, provide for modernization of the air traffic… More
An act to modernize the air traffic control system, improve the safety, reliability, and availability of transportation by air in the United States, provide for modernization of the air traffic control system, reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act of 2009 H.R. 3961 (111th) DingellSupportYes
An Act to extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 until February 28, 2011. (by… More
An Act to extend expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 and Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 until February 28, 2011. (by CRS) Hide
Vision Care for Kids Act of 2009 H.R. 577 (111th) GreenSupportNo
To establish a grant program to provide vision care to children, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Physician Workforce Enhancement Act of 2009 H.R. 914 (111th) BurgessSupportNo
To amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act to establish a loan program for eligible hospitals to establish residency training programs. (by More
To amend title VII of the Public Health Service Act to establish a loan program for eligible hospitals to establish residency training programs. (by CRS) Hide
Vision Care for Kids Act of 2009 S. 259 (111th) BondSupportNo
A bill to establish a grant program to provide vision care to children, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Ambulatory Surgical Center Medicare Payment Modernization Act of 2007 H.R. 1823 (110th) MeekSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare Program. (by More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare Program. (by CRS) Hide
Optometric Equity in Medicaid Act of 2007 H.R. 1983 (110th) SchakowskySplitNo
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require Medicaid coverage of professional services of optometrists that are otherwise covered when furnished by a physician. (by More
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to require Medicaid coverage of professional services of optometrists that are otherwise covered when furnished by a physician. (by CRS) Hide
Contact Lens Consumer Health Protection Act H.R. 2012 (110th) RossSupportNo
To amend the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act to require contact lens sellers to provide a toll-free telephone number and a dedicated email address for the purpose of receiving communications… More
To amend the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act to require contact lens sellers to provide a toll-free telephone number and a dedicated email address for the purpose of receiving communications from prescribers. (by CRS) Hide
Healthcare Truth and Transparency Act of 2007 H.R. 2260 (110th) SullivanSplitNo
To prohibit misleading and deceptive advertising or representation in the provision of health care services, and to require the identification of the license of certain health care providers.… More
To prohibit misleading and deceptive advertising or representation in the provision of health care services, and to require the identification of the license of certain health care providers. (by CRS) Hide
Vision Care for Kids Act of 2007 H.R. 507 (110th) GreenSupportNo
To establish a grant program to provide vision care to children, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Fair Copyright in Research Works Act H.R. 6845 (110th) ConyersSupportNo
To amend title 17, United States Code, with respect to works connected to certain funding agreements. (by CRS)
Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2008 S. 1200 (110th) DorganSupportNo
A bill to amend the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to revise and extend the Act. (by CRS)
Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 S. 3101 (110th) BaucusSupportNo
A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to extend expiring provisions under the Medicare program, to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, to… More
A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to extend expiring provisions under the Medicare program, to improve beneficiary access to preventive and mental health services, to enhance low-income benefit programs, and to maintain access to care in rural areas, including pharmacy access, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide