McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Secure Telehealth Services for Rural Americans

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) introduced the Expanded Telehealth Access Act. This bipartisan legislation expands the list of the providers eligible for Medicare reimbursement providing telehealth services. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expanded the types of health care ... Read more »

McKinley Advocates for Better Quality of Care for America’s Seniors

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) reintroduced bipartisan legislation that protects long-term care residents and enhance accountability among the nation’s worst-performing facilities. The Nursing Home Reform Modernization Act of 2021 will expand the “Special Focus Facility” (SFF) program and ensure that all facilities nominated ... Read more »

McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Health Care Workers’ Mental Health Amid COVID-19

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WASHINGTON D.C. - Yesterday, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Susan Wild (D-PA) reintroduced the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act. This bill aims to reduce and prevent suicide, burnout, and mental and behavioral health conditions among healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals have long experienced high levels of stress and burnout, and COVID-19... Read more »

McKinley, Budd, Cicilline, Trone Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Access to Telehealth Services for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.), Ted Budd (R-NC), David Cicilline (D-RI), and David Trone (D-MD) introduced the Telehealth Response for E-prescribing Addiction Therapy Services (TREATS) Act to support the expansion of telehealth services for substance use disorder treatment. The TREATS Act was previously introduced in the House last Congress. In an eff... Read more »

McKinley, Spanberger Call on HHS to Increase Focus on Community Pharmacies in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) calling on the administration to implement lessons learned from West Virginia who opted for a community pharmacist-led approach in its national COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy. In their letter to HHS Acting Secre... Read more »

McKinley, Schneider Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Hospital Cuts During COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to prevent cuts to hospital payments at a time when many providers are stretched thin and struggling with the public health crisis. The Medicare Sequester COVID Moratorium Act delays cuts to Medicare reimbursement through the duration of the public health emergency... Read more »

McKinley: Biden Setting Expectations Low on Vaccine Deployment

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, Congressman David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va.) issued the following statement reacting to President Biden’s pledge to administer 100 million vaccine doses in the first 100 days: “Getting as many Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 as quickly as possible needs to be our top priority. Widespread vaccination is vital to getting back to normal in our lives and restoring our e... Read more »

McKinley, Blunt Rochester Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Combat Opioid Addiction

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley P.E. (R-W.Va.) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) introduced the PDMP Help Patients Act, which will help people suffering from addiction or mental illness locate treatment by linking information on treatment to the states' prescription drug monitoring program. “The COVID -19 pandemic has only further fueled our nations opioid epidemic,” ... Read more »

McKinley Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Nursing Home Care Amid Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Mike Kelly (R-PA), and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation to protect long-term care residents and enhance accountability among the nation’s worst-performing facilities. The Nursing Home Reform Modernization Act of 2020 will expand the SFF program and ensure that all facilities nominated for ... Read more »

McKinley, Schneider Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Cuts to Hospital Payments During COVID-19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Representatives David B. McKinley, P.E. (R-W.Va) and Brad Schneider (D-IL) introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent cuts to hospital payments through the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Medicare Sequester COVID Moratorium Act delays Medicare reimbursement cuts through the duration of the public health emergency, ensuring that cash strapped providers... Read more »

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