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S. 578 - Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2015

Health. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2015

S. 578 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program.
Other Titles
  • Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2015
  • Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2015
Sponsor
Susan M. Collins
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Home and outpatient care
  • Medicare
  • Nursing
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/26/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/26/2015
2/26/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
2/26/2015Introduced in Senate
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

61 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2015

61 organizations supported this bill

AARP
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
American Academy of Nursing
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
American Assembly for Men in Nursing
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
american association of heart failure nurses
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
American College of Nurse-Midwives
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
American Federation of Teachers
American Federation of Teachers (2015, February 26). AFT Nurses and Health Professionals on Home Healthcare Bill. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from American Federation of Teachers.
American Geriatrics Society
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
American Nephrology Nurses' Association
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
American Nurses Association
American Nurses Association (2015, February 26). ANA Applauds Introduction of Bill Recognizing APRNs’ Ability to Sign Home Health Plans of Care for Medicare Patients. Retrieved February 27, 2015, from American Nurses Association.
American Organization of Nurse Executives
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
American Public Health Association
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
American Society for Pain Management Nursing
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
Association of Community Health Nursing Educators
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
Association of Public Health Nurses
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
Center for Medicare Advocacy
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Dermatology Nurses' Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
Eldercare Workforce Alliance
Eldercare Workforce Alliance (2015, April 7). Senators Collins and Schumer and Representatives Walden, Kind, and Davis Reintroduce Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from Eldercare Workforce Alliance.
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
Infusion Nurses Society
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Jewish Federations of North America
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
LeadingAge
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Medicare Rights Center
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
National American Arab Nurses Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
National Black Nurses Association
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
National Gerontological Nursing Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
National Nursing Centers Consortium
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Nurses Organization of Veterans Affairs
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
Oncology Nursing Society
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare
Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare (2015, June 23). Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare Urges Support for Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act. Retrieved October 14, 2015, from Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare.
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.
Visiting Nurse Associations of America
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement
Undersigned (2015, February 25). Coalition letter of support to Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Chuck Schumer. Retrieved March 19, 2015, from American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society
Undersigned organizations (2015, March 18). Nursing Community Support Letter. Retrieved October 19, 2015, from Nursing Community.

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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$422,827$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$755,581$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$831,102$0
John BarrassoRWY$444,592$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,917,120$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$939,121$0
Roy BluntRMO$898,255$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,109,382$0
John BoozmanRAR$216,773$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$37,000$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,126,066$0
Richard BurrRNC$804,486$0
Maria CantwellDWA$627,571$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$603,184$0
Ben CardinDMD$816,087$0
Tom CarperDDE$330,042$0
Bob CaseyDPA$1,955,661$0
Bill CassidyRLA$1,214,656$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$93,700$0
William Thad CochranRMS$478,734$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$542,929$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$915,303$0
Bob CorkerRTN$665,754$0
John CornynRTX$1,055,370$0
Tom CottonRAR$661,911$0
Mike CrapoRID$264,906$0
Ted CruzRTX$1,201,019$0
Steve DainesRMT$219,520$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$854,479$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,245,737$0
Mike EnziRWY$190,677$0
Joni ErnstRIA$88,460$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$514,401$0
Deb FischerRNE$250,976$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$430,452$0
Al FrankenDMN$1,112,534$0
Cory GardnerRCO$468,644$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,190,084$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$935,062$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$577,201$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$852,749$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$821,644$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$583,710$0
Dean HellerRNV$385,365$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$637,198$0
John HoevenRND$93,346$0
Jim InhofeROK$157,300$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$634,010$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$520,732$0
Tim KaineDVA$2,440,848$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$329,515$0
Mark KirkRIL$604,390$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$778,701$0
James LankfordROK$279,811$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$550,839$0
Mike LeeRUT$345,271$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$380,248$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,413,138$0
John McCainRAZ$539,806$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,124,498$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,540,140$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,446,652$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$508,642$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$118,300$0
Jerry MoranRKS$270,839$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$333,651$0
Chris MurphyDCT$1,027,571$0
Patty MurrayDWA$948,712$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,800,724$0
Rand PaulRKY$411,997$0
David PerdueRGA$373,067$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$1,302,389$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,345,298$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$436,495$0
Harry ReidDNV$409,500$0
Jim RischRID$66,250$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$457,986$0
Mike RoundsRSD$215,814$0
Marco RubioRFL$726,710$0
Bernie SandersIVT$128,643$0
Ben SasseRNE$308,401$0
Brian SchatzDHI$930,615$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,056,643$0
Tim ScottRSC$807,280$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$93,853$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$777,666$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$254,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$989,425$0
Dan SullivanRAK$286,618$0
Jon TesterDMT$1,296,451$0
John ThuneRSD$424,723$0
Thom TillisRNC$619,414$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,381,568$0
Tom UdallDNM$676,104$0
David VitterRLA$188,292$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,477,536$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,134,792$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$673,505$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$246,398$0
Ron WydenDOR$1,213,481$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$422,827$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$755,581$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$831,102$0
John BarrassoRWY$444,592$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,917,120$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$939,121$0
Roy BluntRMO$898,255$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,109,382$0
John BoozmanRAR$216,773$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$37,000$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,126,066$0
Richard BurrRNC$804,486$0
Maria CantwellDWA$627,571$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$603,184$0
Ben CardinDMD$816,087$0
Tom CarperDDE$330,042$0
Bob CaseyDPA$1,955,661$0
Bill CassidyRLA$1,214,656$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$93,700$0
William Thad CochranRMS$478,734$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$542,929$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$915,303$0
Bob CorkerRTN$665,754$0
John CornynRTX$1,055,370$0
Tom CottonRAR$661,911$0
Mike CrapoRID$264,906$0
Ted CruzRTX$1,201,019$0
Steve DainesRMT$219,520$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$854,479$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,245,737$0
Mike EnziRWY$190,677$0
Joni ErnstRIA$88,460$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$514,401$0
Deb FischerRNE$250,976$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$430,452$0
Al FrankenDMN$1,112,534$0
Cory GardnerRCO$468,644$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,190,084$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$935,062$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$577,201$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$852,749$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$821,644$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$583,710$0
Dean HellerRNV$385,365$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$637,198$0
John HoevenRND$93,346$0
Jim InhofeROK$157,300$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$634,010$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$520,732$0
Tim KaineDVA$2,440,848$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$329,515$0
Mark KirkRIL$604,390$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$778,701$0
James LankfordROK$279,811$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$550,839$0
Mike LeeRUT$345,271$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$380,248$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,413,138$0
John McCainRAZ$539,806$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$2,124,498$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,540,140$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,446,652$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$508,642$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$118,300$0
Jerry MoranRKS$270,839$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$333,651$0
Chris MurphyDCT$1,027,571$0
Patty MurrayDWA$948,712$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$1,800,724$0
Rand PaulRKY$411,997$0
David PerdueRGA$373,067$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$1,302,389$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,345,298$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$436,495$0
Harry ReidDNV$409,500$0
Jim RischRID$66,250$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$457,986$0
Mike RoundsRSD$215,814$0
Marco RubioRFL$726,710$0
Bernie SandersIVT$128,643$0
Ben SasseRNE$308,401$0
Brian SchatzDHI$930,615$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,056,643$0
Tim ScottRSC$807,280$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$93,853$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$777,666$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$254,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$989,425$0
Dan SullivanRAK$286,618$0
Jon TesterDMT$1,296,451$0
John ThuneRSD$424,723$0
Thom TillisRNC$619,414$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,381,568$0
Tom UdallDNM$676,104$0
David VitterRLA$188,292$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,477,536$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$2,134,792$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$673,505$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$246,398$0
Ron WydenDOR$1,213,481$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$57,657,794
Other physician specialists$10,272,691
Health care services$2,276,678
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
Other non-physician health practitioners$1,237,173
Home care services$1,140,927
Nurses$1,040,021
Teachers unions$910,780
Health & welfare policy$547,752
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
Elderly issues/Social Security$224,126
Health professionals$50,871
Consumer groups$750

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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