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S. 843 - Improving Access to Medicare Coverage 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 count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015

S. 843 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare.
Other Titles
  • Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015
  • Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015
Sponsor
Sherrod Brown
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Home and outpatient care
  • Hospital care
  • Long-term, rehabilitative, and terminal care
  • Medicare
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/24/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/24/2015
3/24/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
3/24/2015Introduced in Senate
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

38 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015

38 organizations supported this bill

AARP
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
AFL-CIO
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
Alliance for Retired Americans
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
American Case Management Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
American College of Emergency Physicians
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
American Foundation for the Blind
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
American Health Care Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
American Postal Workers Union
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
American Society on Aging
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
Association for Gerontology & Human Development in Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
Association of Jewish Aging Services
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
B'nai B'rith International
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
Center for Medicare Advocacy
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
International Association for Indigenous Aging
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
Jewish Federations of North America
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
Justice in Aging
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
Leadership Council of Aging Organizations
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
LeadingAge
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
Lutheran Services in America (LSA)
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
Medicare Rights Center
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
National Adult Day Services Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
National Adult Protective Services Association
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
National Association of State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
National Center for Assisted Living
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
national hispanic council on aging
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
OWL - The Voice of Midlife and Older Women
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
services and advocacy for glbt elders
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
Social Security Works
Undersigned organizations (2015, May 20). LCAO urging members to cosponsor Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Leadership Council of Aging Organizations.
society of hospital medicine
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
Special Needs Alliance
Undersigned organizations (2015, August 31). Observation 2-midnight rule modification coalition comment letter. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from Aging Life Care Association.
United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ (2015, August 6). Honoring our commitment to the dignity of older Americans. Retrieved January 15, 2016, from United Church of Christ.

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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$476,227$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$941,910$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$2,065,434$0
John BarrassoRWY$649,142$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$2,089,595$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,054,521$0
Roy BluntRMO$1,084,255$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,308,328$0
John BoozmanRAR$296,588$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$34,000$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,821,435$0
Richard BurrRNC$938,323$0
Maria CantwellDWA$772,829$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$784,484$0
Ben CardinDMD$868,360$0
Tom CarperDDE$384,422$0
Bob CaseyDPA$2,118,623$0
Bill CassidyRLA$1,789,476$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$100,200$0
William Thad CochranRMS$483,834$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$611,506$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$977,153$0
Bob CorkerRTN$855,578$0
John CornynRTX$1,436,411$0
Tom CottonRAR$858,104$0
Mike CrapoRID$325,448$0
Ted CruzRTX$1,409,899$0
Steve DainesRMT$250,205$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$963,464$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,367,172$0
Mike EnziRWY$204,802$0
Joni ErnstRIA$116,315$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$879,526$0
Deb FischerRNE$334,291$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$484,877$0
Al FrankenDMN$1,181,178$0
Cory GardnerRCO$568,205$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,965,819$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,027,118$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$677,301$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$973,049$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$953,093$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$840,337$0
Dean HellerRNV$479,860$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$1,108,714$0
John HoevenRND$109,146$0
Jim InhofeROK$200,500$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$734,310$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$641,277$0
Tim KaineDVA$3,113,143$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$373,915$0
Mark KirkRIL$715,511$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,048,533$0
James LankfordROK$433,186$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$608,139$0
Mike LeeRUT$375,756$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$521,898$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,576,513$0
John McCainRAZ$601,716$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,585,161$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,067,490$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,893,042$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$580,583$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$121,250$0
Jerry MoranRKS$319,489$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$384,134$0
Chris MurphyDCT$1,234,491$0
Patty MurrayDWA$1,461,721$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,108,006$0
Rand PaulRKY$595,492$0
David PerdueRGA$451,007$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$1,891,717$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,522,569$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$483,545$0
Harry ReidDNV$462,800$0
Jim RischRID$71,500$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$503,186$0
Mike RoundsRSD$266,964$0
Marco RubioRFL$896,737$0
Bernie SandersIVT$221,870$0
Ben SasseRNE$382,073$0
Brian SchatzDHI$1,101,338$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,264,631$0
Tim ScottRSC$945,060$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$101,803$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,637,047$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$278,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,399,762$0
Dan SullivanRAK$359,918$0
Jon TesterDMT$1,641,076$0
John ThuneRSD$486,425$0
Thom TillisRNC$760,139$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,579,792$0
Tom UdallDNM$800,648$0
David VitterRLA$238,842$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,572,686$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$4,032,097$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$694,204$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$270,098$0
Ron WydenDOR$1,358,616$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$476,227$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$941,910$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$2,065,434$0
John BarrassoRWY$649,142$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$2,089,595$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$1,054,521$0
Roy BluntRMO$1,084,255$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$2,308,328$0
John BoozmanRAR$296,588$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$34,000$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$2,821,435$0
Richard BurrRNC$938,323$0
Maria CantwellDWA$772,829$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$784,484$0
Ben CardinDMD$868,360$0
Tom CarperDDE$384,422$0
Bob CaseyDPA$2,118,623$0
Bill CassidyRLA$1,789,476$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$100,200$0
William Thad CochranRMS$483,834$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$611,506$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$977,153$0
Bob CorkerRTN$855,578$0
John CornynRTX$1,436,411$0
Tom CottonRAR$858,104$0
Mike CrapoRID$325,448$0
Ted CruzRTX$1,409,899$0
Steve DainesRMT$250,205$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$963,464$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,367,172$0
Mike EnziRWY$204,802$0
Joni ErnstRIA$116,315$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$879,526$0
Deb FischerRNE$334,291$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$484,877$0
Al FrankenDMN$1,181,178$0
Cory GardnerRCO$568,205$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$2,965,819$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,027,118$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$677,301$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$973,049$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$953,093$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$840,337$0
Dean HellerRNV$479,860$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$1,108,714$0
John HoevenRND$109,146$0
Jim InhofeROK$200,500$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$734,310$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$641,277$0
Tim KaineDVA$3,113,143$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$373,915$0
Mark KirkRIL$715,511$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,048,533$0
James LankfordROK$433,186$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$608,139$0
Mike LeeRUT$375,756$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$521,898$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$1,576,513$0
John McCainRAZ$601,716$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$3,585,161$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$2,067,490$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,893,042$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$580,583$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$121,250$0
Jerry MoranRKS$319,489$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$384,134$0
Chris MurphyDCT$1,234,491$0
Patty MurrayDWA$1,461,721$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,108,006$0
Rand PaulRKY$595,492$0
David PerdueRGA$451,007$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$1,891,717$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,522,569$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$483,545$0
Harry ReidDNV$462,800$0
Jim RischRID$71,500$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$503,186$0
Mike RoundsRSD$266,964$0
Marco RubioRFL$896,737$0
Bernie SandersIVT$221,870$0
Ben SasseRNE$382,073$0
Brian SchatzDHI$1,101,338$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,264,631$0
Tim ScottRSC$945,060$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$101,803$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,637,047$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$278,000$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,399,762$0
Dan SullivanRAK$359,918$0
Jon TesterDMT$1,641,076$0
John ThuneRSD$486,425$0
Thom TillisRNC$760,139$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$1,579,792$0
Tom UdallDNM$800,648$0
David VitterRLA$238,842$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,572,686$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$4,032,097$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$694,204$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$270,098$0
Ron WydenDOR$1,358,616$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$57,657,794
Other physician specialists$10,272,691
Physicians$9,118,059
Women's issues$8,250,935
Nursing homes$3,257,123
Health care services$2,276,678
US Postal Service unions & associations$1,530,000
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,301,294
Federal employees unions$1,123,000
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$815,726
Health & welfare policy$547,752
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$525,766
State & local govt employee unions$455,196
Military$280,073
Elderly issues/Social Security$224,126
Labor Unions$197,000
Public official (elected or appointed)$113,000
Human Rights$45,000
Consumer groups$750

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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