Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)

TopicBill numbersort iconAuthorInterest positionBecame law
Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2015 H.R. 1130 (114th) MarinoSupportNo
To improve the understanding of, and promote access to treatment for, chronic kidney disease, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2015 H.R. 1220 (114th) DentSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the… More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening. (by CRS) Hide
Enhancing the Stature and Visibility of Medical Rehabilitation Research at NIH Act H.R. 1469 (114th) LangevinSupportNo
To improve, coordinate, and enhance rehabilitation research at the National Institutes of Health. (by CRS)
Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2015 H.R. 1516 (114th) SensenbrennerSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under the Medicare program, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under the Medicare program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Mental Health First Aid Act of 2016 H.R. 1877 (114th) JenkinsSupportNo
To amend section 520J of the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs. (by More
To amend section 520J of the Public Health Service Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs. (by CRS) Hide
Access to Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Act of 2015 H.R. 1906 (114th) ThompsonSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include recreational therapy among the therapy modalities that constitute an intensive rehabilitation therapy program in an inpatient rehabilitation… More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to include recreational therapy among the therapy modalities that constitute an intensive rehabilitation therapy program in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital or unit. (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
Anna Westin Act of 2015 H.R. 2515 (114th) DeutchSupportNo
To amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to eating disorders, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016 H.R. 2646 (114th) MurphySupportNo
To make available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals with mental illness and families in mental health crisis, and for other purposes. (by More
To make available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals with mental illness and families in mental health crisis, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 H.R. 3020 (114th) ColeOpposeNo
Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes. (by… More
Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
To Amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to Provide for the Non-Application of Medicare Competitive Acquisition Rates to Complex Rehabilitative Wheelchairs and Accessories. H.R. 3229 (114th) ZeldinSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories. (by More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories. (by CRS) Hide
DXM Abuse Prevention Act of 2015 H.R. 3250 (114th) JohnsonSupportNo
To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prevent the abuse of dextromethorphan, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp Act H.R. 3640 (114th) CurbeloSupportNo
To provide for the issuance of a Mental Health Awareness Semipostal Stamp. (by CRS)
Co-Prescribing to Reduce Overdoses Act of 2016 H.R. 3680 (114th) SarbanesSupportNo
To provide for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a grant program for co-prescribing opioid overdose reversal drugs. (by More
To provide for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to carry out a grant program for co-prescribing opioid overdose reversal drugs. (by CRS) Hide
Improving Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women Act of 2016 H.R. 3691 (114th) LujánSupportNo
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the residential treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women and to establish a pilot program to provide grants to State substance abuse… More
To amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize the residential treatment programs for pregnant and postpartum women and to establish a pilot program to provide grants to State substance abuse agencies to promote innovative service delivery models for such women. (by CRS) Hide
Jason Simcakoski PROMISE Act H.R. 4063 (114th) BilirakisSupportNo
To improve the use by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of opioids in treating veterans, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Mental Health on Campus Improvement Act H.R. 4374 (114th) SchakowskySupportNo
To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve mental and behavioral health services on college and university campuses. (by More
To amend the Public Health Service Act to improve mental and behavioral health services on college and university campuses. (by CRS) Hide
CONNECT for Health Act H.R. 4442 (114th) BlackSupportNo
To amend titles XVIII and XI of the Social Security Act to promote cost savings and quality care under the Medicare program through the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services, and… More
To amend titles XVIII and XI of the Social Security Act to promote cost savings and quality care under the Medicare program through the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Youth Sports Concussion Act H.R. 4460 (114th) PascrellSupportNo
To reduce sports-related concussions in youth, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Infant Plan of Safe Care Improvement Act H.R. 4843 (114th) BarlettaSupportNo
To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require certain monitoring and oversight, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to require certain monitoring and oversight, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Student Success Act H.R. 5 (114th) KlineOpposeNo
To support State and local accountability for public education, protect State and local authority, inform parents of the performance of their children's schools, and for other purposes.… More
To support State and local accountability for public education, protect State and local authority, inform parents of the performance of their children's schools, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act of 2016 H.R. 5273 (114th) TiberiSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for regulatory relief under the Medicare program for certain providers of services and suppliers and increased transparency in hospital… More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for regulatory relief under the Medicare program for certain providers of services and suppliers and increased transparency in hospital coding and enrollment data, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Family First Prevention Services Act of 2016 H.R. 5456 (114th) BuchananSupportNo
To amend parts B and E of title IV of the Social Security Act to invest in funding prevention and family services to help keep children safe and supported at home, to ensure that children in foster… More
To amend parts B and E of title IV of the Social Security Act to invest in funding prevention and family services to help keep children safe and supported at home, to ensure that children in foster care are placed in the least restrictive, most family-like, and appropriate settings, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2016 H.R. 5475 (114th) KellySupportNo
To improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
To Amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to Establish a Demonstration Program to Provide Integrated Care for Medicare Beneficiaries with End-Stage Renal Disease, and for Other Purposes. H.R. 5506 (114th) YoungSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a demonstration program to provide integrated care for Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease, and for other purposes.… More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a demonstration program to provide integrated care for Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
HELP Act of 2016 H.R. 6158 (114th) ReedOpposeNo
To provide for enhanced penalties for certain offenses relating to controlled substances containing fentanyl, and for other purposes. (by More
To provide for enhanced penalties for certain offenses relating to controlled substances containing fentanyl, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Electronic Health Fairness Act of 2015 H.R. 887 (114th) BlackSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the treatment of patient encounters in ambulatory surgical centers in determining meaningful EHR use, and for other purposes. (by… More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the treatment of patient encounters in ambulatory surgical centers in determining meaningful EHR use, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act Reauthorization of 2015 H.R. 938 (114th) JollySupportNo
To revise and extend provisions under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act. (by CRS)
Recognizing the Increased Risk of Sleep Apnea Among Soldiers Returning from Active Duty and the Benefits of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Therapy on Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) in Soldiers Suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). H.Res. 825 (114th) GravesSupportNo
Recognizing the increased risk of sleep apnea among soldiers returning from active duty and the benefits of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on treating obstructive sleep apnea… More
Recognizing the increased risk of sleep apnea among soldiers returning from active duty and the benefits of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy on treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in soldiers suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). (by CRS) Hide
Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2015 S. 1013 (114th) CochranSupportNo
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under the Medicare program, and for other purposes. (by… More
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under the Medicare program, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Every Student Succeeds Act S. 1177 (114th) AlexanderSupportYes
An original bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to ensure that every child achieves. (by CRS)
Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act Reauthorization of 2015 S. 1299 (114th) ReedSupportNo
A bill to revise and extend provisions under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act. (by CRS)
Electronic Health Fairness Act of 2015 S. 1347 (114th) IsaksonSupportNo
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the treatment of patient encounters in ambulatory surgical centers in determining meaningful EHR use, and for other purposes.… More
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the treatment of patient encounters in ambulatory surgical centers in determining meaningful EHR use, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Children's Recovery from Trauma Act S. 1494 (114th) MurraySupportNo
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and update the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative for grants to address the problems of individuals who experience trauma and… More
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and update the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative for grants to address the problems of individuals who experience trauma and violence related stress. (by CRS) Hide
A Bill to Amend the Public Health Service Act with Respect to Eating Disorders, and for Other Purposes. S. 1865 (114th) KlobucharSupportNo
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to eating disorders, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 S. 1945 (114th) CassidySupportNo
A bill to make available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals with mental illness and families in mental health crisis, and for other purposes. (by… More
A bill to make available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals with mental illness and families in mental health crisis, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Fair Chance Act S. 2021 (114th) BookerSupportNo
A bill to prohibit Federal agencies and Federal contractors from requesting that an applicant for employment disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a… More
A bill to prohibit Federal agencies and Federal contractors from requesting that an applicant for employment disclose criminal history record information before the applicant has received a conditional offer, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
A Bill to Amend Title XVIII of the Social Security Act to Provide for the Non-Application of Medicare Competitive Acquisition Rates to Complex Rehabilitative Wheelchairs and Accessories. S. 2196 (114th) CaseySupportNo
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories. (by… More
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories. (by CRS) Hide
CONNECT for Health Act S. 2484 (114th) SchatzSupportNo
A bill to amend titles XVIII and XI of the Social Security Act to promote cost savings and quality care under the Medicare program through the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring… More
A bill to amend titles XVIII and XI of the Social Security Act to promote cost savings and quality care under the Medicare program through the use of telehealth and remote patient monitoring services, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Youth Sports Concussion Act S. 2508 (114th) UdallSupportNo
A bill to reduce sports-related concussions in youth, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 S. 2680 (114th) AlexanderSupportNo
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide comprehensive mental health reform, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Mental Health on Campus Improvement Act S. 2685 (114th) DurbinSupportNo
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve mental and behavioral health services on campuses of institutions of higher education. (by More
A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve mental and behavioral health services on campuses of institutions of higher education. (by CRS) Hide
Patient Access To Integrated-Care, Empowerment, Nephrologists and Treatment Demonstration Act of 2016 S. 3090 (114th) HellerSupportNo
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a demonstration program to provide integrated care for Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease, and for other purposes.… More
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a demonstration program to provide integrated care for Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
ADA Education and Reform Act of 2016 S. 3446 (114th) FlakeOpposeNo
A bill to amend the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 regarding remedies and procedures, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 S. 524 (114th) WhitehouseSupportYes
An Act to authorize the Attorney General and Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to address the prescription opioid abuse and heroin use crisis, and for other purposes. (by… More
An Act to authorize the Attorney General and Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to address the prescription opioid abuse and heroin use crisis, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2015 S. 624 (114th) BrownSupportNo
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the… More
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to waive coinsurance under Medicare for colorectal cancer screening tests, regardless of whether therapeutic intervention is required during the screening. (by CRS) Hide
Medical Evaluation Parity for Servicemembers Act of 2015 S. 646 (114th) PortmanSupportNo
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health screening before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed… More
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health screening before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed Forces, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Mental Health First Act of 2015 S. 711 (114th) AyotteSupportNo
A bill to amend section 520J of the Public Service Health Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs. (by More
A bill to amend section 520J of the Public Service Health Act to authorize grants for mental health first aid training programs. (by CRS) Hide
Enhancing the Stature and Visibility of Medical Rehabilitation Research at the NIH Act S. 800 (114th) KirkSupportNo
A bill to improve, coordinate, and enhance rehabilitation research at the National Institutes of Health. (by CRS)
Hire More Heroes Act of 2014 H.R. 3474 (113th) DavisSupportNo
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of the… More
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers to exempt employees with health coverage under TRICARE or the Veterans Administration from being taken into account for purposes of the employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (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)
Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013 H.R. 3717 (113th) MurphySupportNo
To make available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals diagnosed with mental illness and families in mental health crisis, and for other purposes. (by… More
To make available needed psychiatric, psychological, and supportive services for individuals diagnosed with mental illness and families in mental health crisis, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
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
MEPS Act H.R. 4305 (113th) ThompsonSupportNo
To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health assessment before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed Forces.… More
To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health assessment before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed Forces. (by CRS) Hide
American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2014 H.R. 4438 (113th) BradySupportNo
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify and make permanent the research credit. (by CRS)
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
Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2013 H.R. 713 (113th) GerlachSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps. (by CRS)
End Racial Profiling Act of 2013 S. 1038 (113th) CardinSupportNo
A bill to eliminate racial profiling by law enforcement, and for other purposes. (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
MEPS Act S. 2231 (113th) PortmanSupportNo
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health assessment before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed… More
A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to provide an individual with a mental health assessment before the individual enlists in the Armed Forces or is commissioned as an officer in the Armed Forces, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Expiring Provisions Improvement, Reform, and Efficiency Act of 2014 S. 2260 (113th) WydenSupportNo
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend certain expiring provisions, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2013 S. 367 (113th) CardinSupportNo
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare outpatient rehabilitation therapy caps. (by CRS)
Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013 S. 619 (113th) PaulSupportNo
A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent unjust and irrational criminal punishments. (by CRS)
Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer Control and Prevention Act of 2011 H.R. 2954 (112th) LeeSupportNo
To improve the health of minority individuals, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
Department of Labor Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R. 3070 (112th) RehbergOpposeNo
Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes. (by… More
Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
Insurance Fairness for Amputees Act H.R. 4175 (112th) DentSupportNo
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to provide parity under group health plans and group health insurance coverage for the provision of… More
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to provide parity under group health plans and group health insurance coverage for the provision of benefits for prosthetics and custom orthotics and benefits for other medical and surgical services. (by CRS) Hide
American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011 H.R. 942 (112th) BradySupportNo
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the research credit through 2012 and to increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit. (by More
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend the research credit through 2012 and to increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit. (by CRS) Hide
Medicare Mental Health Inpatient Equity Act S. 374 (112th) KerrySupportNo
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric hospital services under the Medicare program. (by More
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric hospital services under the Medicare program. (by CRS) Hide
Insurance Fairness for Amputees Act S. 773 (112th) SnoweSupportNo
A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to provide parity under group health plans and group health insurance coverage for the provision… More
A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to provide parity under group health plans and group health insurance coverage for the provision of benefits for prosthetics and custom orthotics and benefits for other medical and surgical services. (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
Meth Mouth Prevention and Community Recovery Act H.R. 1671 (111th) LarsenSupportNo
To understand and comprehensively address the oral health problems associated with methamphetamine use. (by CRS)
Kidney Care Quality and Education Act of 2007 H.R. 1193 (110th) LewisSupportNo
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the benefits under the Medicare Program for beneficiaries with kidney disease, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the benefits under the Medicare Program for beneficiaries with kidney disease, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide