S. 2484 - CONNECT for Health Act

Health. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
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) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

CONNECT for Health Act

S. 2484 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
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)
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Title
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.
Other Titles
  • CONNECT for Health Act
  • Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act
  • CONNECT for Health Act
Sponsor
Brian Schatz
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory health
  • Digestive and metabolic diseases
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care quality
  • Health facilities and institutions
  • Health information and medical records
  • Health technology, devices, supplies
  • Indian social and development programs
  • Medicare
  • Minority health
  • Rural conditions and development
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Major Actions
Introduced2/02/2016
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/02/2016
2/02/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
2/02/2016Introduced in Senate
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45 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

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CONNECT for Health Act

45 organizations supported this bill

AARP
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 3). Multi-Stakeholder Group - Letter of Support. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
Alliance for Aging Research
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 3). Multi-Stakeholder Group - Letter of Support. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
Alliance for Connected Care
Drobac, Krista (2016, February 3). Finally, a Real Chance for Change in Medicare Related to Telehealth & Remote Monitoring. Retrieved February 4, 2016, from Alliance for Connected Care.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 3). Multi-Stakeholder Group - Letter of Support. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Academy of Family Physicians (2016, November 2). Aggressive Family Medicine Advocacy Planned for Upcoming Congress. Retrieved November 2, 2016, from American Academy of Family Physicians.
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 3). Multi-Stakeholder Group - Letter of Support. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Camacho, Pauline M. & Lando, Howard M. (2016, June 21). AACE Supports CONNECT for Health Act. Retrieved July 7, 2016, from American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
American College of Physicians
Riley, Wayne J. (2016, February 29). ACP letter of support for S.2484 and H.R. 4442. Retrieved May 6, 2016, from American College of Physicians.
American Heart Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 3). Multi-Stakeholder Group - Letter of Support. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
American Medical Association
American Medical Association (2016, February 2). American Medical Association Supports Telemedicine Bill. Retrieved February 4, 2016, from American Medical Association.
American Occupational Therapy Association
Parsons, Heather (2016, February 2). CONNECT for Health Act AOTA Support Letter. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from American Occupational Therapy Association.
American Osteopathic Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 3). Multi-Stakeholder Group - Letter of Support. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (2016, March 12). CONNECT for Health Act. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
American Telemedicine Association
American Telemedicine Association (2016, February 4). American Telemedicine Association Supports CONNECT for Health Act. Retrieved February 4, 2016, from American Telemedicine Association.
Anthem
Drobac, Krista (2016, February 3). Finally, a Real Chance for Change in Medicare Related to Telehealth & Remote Monitoring. Retrieved February 4, 2016, from Alliance for Connected Care.
Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 3). Multi-Stakeholder Group - Letter of Support. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 3). Multi-Stakeholder Group - Letter of Support. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
Association for Competitive Technology
Reed, Morgan (2016, February 3). ACT Letter to Senators Schatz, Wicker, Cochrane, Cardin, Thune and Warner. Retrieved February 10, 2016, from ACT The App Association.
Avizia
Drobac, Krista (2016, February 3). Finally, a Real Chance for Change in Medicare Related to Telehealth & Remote Monitoring. Retrieved February 4, 2016, from Alliance for Connected Care.
Baxter International
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 26). Coalition Letter re Senate Finance Chronic Care WG. Retrieved May 11, 2016, from Association for Competitive Technology.
Biocom
Biocom (2016, August 15). Federal Legislation of Interest. Retrieved August 15, 2016, from Biocom.
Care Innovations
Drobac, Krista (2016, February 3). Finally, a Real Chance for Change in Medicare Related to Telehealth & Remote Monitoring. Retrieved February 4, 2016, from Alliance for Connected Care.
CareSpan
Drobac, Krista (2016, February 3). Finally, a Real Chance for Change in Medicare Related to Telehealth & Remote Monitoring. Retrieved February 4, 2016, from Alliance for Connected Care.
Cerner Corporation
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 26). Coalition Letter re Senate Finance Chronic Care WG. Retrieved May 11, 2016, from Association for Competitive Technology.
CTIA - The Wireless Association
CTIA - The Wireless Association (2016, February 3). CTIA Statement on CONNECT for Health Act. Retrieved February 4, 2016, from CTIA - The Wireless Association.
CVS Health
Drobac, Krista (2016, February 3). Finally, a Real Chance for Change in Medicare Related to Telehealth & Remote Monitoring. Retrieved February 4, 2016, from Alliance for Connected Care.
ERISA Industry Committee
ERISA Industry Committee (2016, February 3). The ERISA Industry Committee Supports CONNECT for Health Act. Retrieved February 10, 2016, from ERISA Industry Committee.
Health Tech Strategies
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 26). Coalition Letter re Senate Finance Chronic Care WG. Retrieved May 11, 2016, from Association for Competitive Technology.
HealthCare Chaplaincy
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 3). Multi-Stakeholder Group - Letter of Support. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
Alexander, Dana & Lieber, H. Stephen (2016, February 2). HIMSS Senate CONNECT for Health Act Support Letter. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Hill-Rom
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 26). Coalition Letter re Senate Finance Chronic Care WG. Retrieved May 11, 2016, from Association for Competitive Technology.
Intel Corporation
Drobac, Krista (2016, February 3). Finally, a Real Chance for Change in Medicare Related to Telehealth & Remote Monitoring. Retrieved February 4, 2016, from Alliance for Connected Care.
Jewish Federations of North America
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 3). Multi-Stakeholder Group - Letter of Support. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
MDLIVE
Drobac, Krista (2016, February 3). Finally, a Real Chance for Change in Medicare Related to Telehealth & Remote Monitoring. Retrieved February 4, 2016, from Alliance for Connected Care.
Medical Group Management Association
Medical Group Management Association (2016, March 23). Urge your lawmakers to support the CONNECT for Health Act!. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from Medical Group Management Association.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 3). Multi-Stakeholder Group - Letter of Support. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 3). Multi-Stakeholder Group - Letter of Support. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
National Association of Community Health Centers
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 26). Coalition Letter re Senate Finance Chronic Care WG. Retrieved May 11, 2016, from Association for Competitive Technology.
Population Health Alliance
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 3). Multi-Stakeholder Group - Letter of Support. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
Qualcomm
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 26). Coalition Letter re Senate Finance Chronic Care WG. Retrieved May 11, 2016, from Association for Competitive Technology.
Samsung
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 26). Coalition Letter re Senate Finance Chronic Care WG. Retrieved May 11, 2016, from Association for Competitive Technology.
Teladoc
Drobac, Krista (2016, February 3). Finally, a Real Chance for Change in Medicare Related to Telehealth & Remote Monitoring. Retrieved February 4, 2016, from Alliance for Connected Care.
Telecommunications Industry Association
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 26). Coalition Letter re Senate Finance Chronic Care WG. Retrieved May 11, 2016, from Association for Competitive Technology.
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
Undersigned organizations (2016, February 3). Multi-Stakeholder Group - Letter of Support. Retrieved May 2, 2016, from National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
Third Way
Undersigned organizations (2016, January 26). Coalition Letter re Senate Finance Chronic Care WG. Retrieved May 11, 2016, from Association for Competitive Technology.

0 organizations opposed this bill

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$707,767$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$892,278$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$483,467$0
John BarrassoRWY$775,326$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,119,021$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$538,600$0
Roy BluntRMO$984,084$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$722,081$0
John BoozmanRAR$280,204$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$18,850$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,173,937$0
Richard BurrRNC$947,109$0
Maria CantwellDWA$334,076$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$432,658$0
Ben CardinDMD$753,128$0
Tom CarperDDE$378,617$0
Bob CaseyDPA$1,116,992$0
Bill CassidyRLA$1,951,808$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$117,350$0
William Thad CochranRMS$288,059$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$455,923$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$290,693$0
Bob CorkerRTN$761,240$0
John CornynRTX$1,431,163$0
Tom CottonRAR$587,714$0
Mike CrapoRID$427,594$0
Ted CruzRTX$700,765$0
Steve DainesRMT$225,710$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$375,436$0
Dick DurbinDIL$589,408$0
Mike EnziRWY$342,250$0
Joni ErnstRIA$74,015$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$412,853$0
Deb FischerRNE$268,665$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$490,730$0
Al FrankenDMN$464,941$0
Cory GardnerRCO$538,061$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$745,529$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$425,884$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$547,635$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,433,949$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$413,991$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$207,290$0
Dean HellerRNV$626,040$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$282,304$0
John HoevenRND$108,713$0
Jim InhofeROK$125,100$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$679,825$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$518,279$0
Tim KaineDVA$759,751$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$182,859$0
Mark KirkRIL$639,720$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$556,195$0
James LankfordROK$371,511$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$153,325$0
Mike LeeRUT$253,925$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$298,264$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$898,952$0
John McCainRAZ$425,768$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$723,833$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,249,012$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,212,430$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$296,973$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$151,725$0
Jerry MoranRKS$287,103$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$184,650$0
Chris MurphyDCT$562,683$0
Patty MurrayDWA$957,965$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,056,399$0
Rand PaulRKY$593,087$0
David PerdueRGA$330,689$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$983,917$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,324,039$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$162,638$0
Harry ReidDNV$457,550$0
Jim RischRID$95,359$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$588,163$0
Mike RoundsRSD$272,754$0
Marco RubioRFL$664,959$0
Bernie SandersIVT$98,708$0
Ben SasseRNE$356,307$0
Brian SchatzDHI$297,479$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,850,577$0
Tim ScottRSC$976,402$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$79,600$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$538,416$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$98,650$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,051,125$0
Dan SullivanRAK$188,586$0
Jon TesterDMT$503,213$0
John ThuneRSD$537,517$0
Thom TillisRNC$496,906$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,488,106$0
Tom UdallDNM$301,227$0
David VitterRLA$115,850$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$955,768$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,048,941$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$302,790$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$182,158$0
Ron WydenDOR$1,546,161$0

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$707,767$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$892,278$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$483,467$0
John BarrassoRWY$775,326$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,119,021$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$538,600$0
Roy BluntRMO$984,084$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$722,081$0
John BoozmanRAR$280,204$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$18,850$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,173,937$0
Richard BurrRNC$947,109$0
Maria CantwellDWA$334,076$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$432,658$0
Ben CardinDMD$753,128$0
Tom CarperDDE$378,617$0
Bob CaseyDPA$1,116,992$0
Bill CassidyRLA$1,951,808$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$117,350$0
William Thad CochranRMS$288,059$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$455,923$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$290,693$0
Bob CorkerRTN$761,240$0
John CornynRTX$1,431,163$0
Tom CottonRAR$587,714$0
Mike CrapoRID$427,594$0
Ted CruzRTX$700,765$0
Steve DainesRMT$225,710$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$375,436$0
Dick DurbinDIL$589,408$0
Mike EnziRWY$342,250$0
Joni ErnstRIA$74,015$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$412,853$0
Deb FischerRNE$268,665$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$490,730$0
Al FrankenDMN$464,941$0
Cory GardnerRCO$538,061$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$745,529$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$425,884$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$547,635$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$1,433,949$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$413,991$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$207,290$0
Dean HellerRNV$626,040$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$282,304$0
John HoevenRND$108,713$0
Jim InhofeROK$125,100$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$679,825$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$518,279$0
Tim KaineDVA$759,751$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$182,859$0
Mark KirkRIL$639,720$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$556,195$0
James LankfordROK$371,511$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$153,325$0
Mike LeeRUT$253,925$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$298,264$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$898,952$0
John McCainRAZ$425,768$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$723,833$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,249,012$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,212,430$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$296,973$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$151,725$0
Jerry MoranRKS$287,103$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$184,650$0
Chris MurphyDCT$562,683$0
Patty MurrayDWA$957,965$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,056,399$0
Rand PaulRKY$593,087$0
David PerdueRGA$330,689$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$983,917$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,324,039$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$162,638$0
Harry ReidDNV$457,550$0
Jim RischRID$95,359$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$588,163$0
Mike RoundsRSD$272,754$0
Marco RubioRFL$664,959$0
Bernie SandersIVT$98,708$0
Ben SasseRNE$356,307$0
Brian SchatzDHI$297,479$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,850,577$0
Tim ScottRSC$976,402$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$79,600$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$538,416$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$98,650$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,051,125$0
Dan SullivanRAK$188,586$0
Jon TesterDMT$503,213$0
John ThuneRSD$537,517$0
Thom TillisRNC$496,906$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,488,106$0
Tom UdallDNM$301,227$0
David VitterRLA$115,850$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$955,768$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$1,048,941$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$302,790$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$182,158$0
Ron WydenDOR$1,546,161$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Other physician specialists$10,272,691
Physicians$9,118,059
Hospitals$8,196,785
Accident & health insurance$4,285,129
Medical Devices & Supplies$3,959,639
Computer components & accessories$2,532,104
Health care services$2,276,678
Outpatient health services (incl drug & alcohol)$2,224,128
Biotech products & research$1,849,495
Drug stores$1,475,560
Electronics manufacturing & services$1,433,209
Data processing & computer services$1,421,778
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
Other non-physician health practitioners$1,237,173
Health care institutions$1,193,346
Home care services$1,140,927
Telecommunications$1,085,653
Computer manufacture & services$903,616
Minority/Ethnic Groups$612,336
Internet & Online Services$579,662
Health & welfare policy$547,752
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
Mental Health Services$423,990
Telecommunications Devices$226,050
Elderly issues/Social Security$224,126
Communications & Electronics$170,401
Pro-business associations$60,450

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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