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
Related Bills
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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Contributions

  1. November - December 2010 For $265,942 Against $0
  2. January - February 2011 For $707,976 Against $0
  3. March - April 2011 For $1,996,779 Against $0
  4. May - June 2011 For $1,983,028 Against $0
  5. July - August 2011 For $1,003,275 Against $0
  6. September - October 2011 For $1,941,908 Against $0
  7. November - December 2011 For $1,532,926 Against $0
  8. January - February 2012 For $980,675 Against $0
  9. March - April 2012 For $2,112,524 Against $0
  10. May - June 2012 For $2,236,266 Against $0
  11. July - August 2012 For $1,786,726 Against $0
  12. September - October 2012 For $3,434,500 Against $0
  13. November - December 2012 For $574,243 Against $0
  14. January - February 2013 For $608,420 Against $0
  15. March - April 2013 For $2,071,987 Against $0
  16. May - June 2013 For $2,228,258 Against $0
  17. July - August 2013 For $995,725 Against $0
  18. September - October 2013 For $1,865,799 Against $0
  19. November - December 2013 For $1,573,933 Against $0
  20. January - February 2014 For $1,131,039 Against $0
  21. March - April 2014 For $2,126,548 Against $0
  22. May - June 2014 For $2,845,108 Against $0
  23. July - August 2014 For $1,674,897 Against $0
  24. September - October 2014 For $3,200,439 Against $0
  25. November - December 2014 For $807,986 Against $0
  26. January - February 2015 For $836,971 Against $0
  27. March - April 2015 For $2,102,983 Against $0
  28. May - June 2015 For $1,860,486 Against $0
  29. July - August 2015 For $851,020 Against $0
  30. September - October 2015 For $1,733,391 Against $0
  31. November - December 2015 For $1,566,554 Against $0
  32. January - February 2016 For $932,426 Against $0
  33. March - April 2016 For $1,970,208 Against $0
  34. May - June 2016 For $2,316,959 Against $0
  35. July - August 2016 For $1,432,306 Against $0
  36. September - October 2016 For $1,899,923 Against $0
  37. November - December 2016 For $87,663 Against $0

Votes

    45 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    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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    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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