Congressional Bill Tracker

Appeal Academy is now tracking specific bills in the U.S. Congress that are relevant to healthcare providers. If you would like to suggest a bill to add  to our list, please contact us by email to and we will gladly do so.


Increasing Clarity for Doctors by Transitioning Effectively Now Act

(aka ICD-TEN Act) To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide for transparent testing to assess the transition under the Medicare fee-for-service claims processing system from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 standard, and for other purposes.

{No text versions yet available}

May 15, 2015 Appeal Academy article on H.R. 2247

Introduced: May 12, 2015

Status: Referred to Committee on May 12, 2015

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 12, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Diane Black
Representative for Tennessee’s 6th congressional district
Republican Prognosis: 3% chance of being enacted (as of 5-15-2015)

                                             7% chance of getting out of Committee



Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2015

  To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reform the practices of recovery audit contractors under the Medicare program, and for other purposes. {No text versions yet available} May 1, 2015 Press Release by American Hospital Association Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] (Introduced 04/30/2015)  04/30/2015 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.   


Latest Action: Prognosis: 4% chance of being enacted

H.R. 2:


Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

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.




Section by Section Summary (PDF)

  Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8], Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26] (Introduced 03/24/2015)  House – Agriculture; Budget; Energy and Commerce; Judiciary; Natural Resources; Ways and Means  04/16/2015: Signed by POTUS04/14/2015: Passed Senate.03/26/2015 : Passed House03/26/2015 Received in the Senate.   


Latest Action:   

Committees: Prognosis:  Enacted 04/16/2015

H.R. 1021:

Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act of 2015

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the integrity of the Medicare program, and for other purposes. (No Summaries have been posted)

Sponsor: Rep. Brady, Kevin [R-TX-8] (Introduced 02/24/2015)
Committees: House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means
Committee Reports: H. Rept. 114-46
Latest Action: 03/18/2015 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 29. Prognosis: 44% chance of being enacted