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Useful Links

Advocacy

Legislative Branch

U.S. House of Representatives

Provides links to committee offices, member offices, leadership offices, and THOMAS.

Office of the Clerk

This site offers information on House documents including public disclosure forms, its Members and Committees.

Congressional Schedule

Provides information on the floor proceedings for the last 7 legislative days

House Floor Proceedings

Daily Committe Schedule

Provides information on House Committee Meetings for the day.

Daily House Calendar

Contains information on the calendar of the U.S. House of Representatives and history of legislation.

Congressional Records

Provides links to the proceedings and debates of the Congress (House and Senate)

Find a Bill or Law (THOMAS)

Contains bill and other information related to the U.S. Congress and the legislative process.

U.S. Senate

Provides information on U.S. Senate committees and legislative activities.

Senate Daily Hearing Schedule

Provides links to legislation, policy issues and recent floor activity in the Senate.

Congressional Records

Provides links to the proceedings and debates of the Congress (House and Senate).

Find a Bill or Law (THOMAS)

Contains bill and other information related to the U.S. Congress and the legislative process.

Partisan Congressional Websites

Democrats

Senate Democratic Leadership

Link to the Senate Democratic Caucus

House Democratic Caucus

Provides information on Caucus issues, agendas and members.

House Democratic Leadership

Provides information on House Democratic Leader, legislative calendar, issues and member resources.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Information on events, petitions, etc.

Republicans

Senate Republican Conference

Provides links to the Republican agenda and a range of communication services including graphics, radio & television.

Senate Republican Policy Committee

Contains links to policy papers and legislative notices.

House Republican Conference

Provides links to the conference, its events and issues

National Republican Congressional Committee

Provides links to events, press, campaign tools, etc.

Other Reference Links

U.S. Government Printing Office

Primary resource for all published information of the Federal government.

Library of Congress

Provides information for the United States Congress, researchers, publishers, educators, and the public.

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Helps Congress oversee federal programs and operations to assure accountability to the American people.

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)

MedPAC is an independent federal body established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (P.L. 105-33) to advise the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare program. It is also tasked with analyzing access to care, quality of care, and other issues affecting Medicare

Executive Branch

Executive Office of the President (White House)

The official website for the White House.

The President's Cabinet (Federal Agencies)

Includes information on the Vice President and the Heads of 15 Executive departments .

Independent Federal Agencies & Commissions

Contains links to all Federal Agencies and Commissions.

FirstGov (U.S. Government's Official web portal)

Links to all government information, services and resources.

The Federal Information Center (FIC)

Contains information on Federal programs, benefits and services.

FedWorld (A Program of the United States Department. of Commerce

Gateway to government information such as Federal jobs, top government websites, Supreme Court decisions, IRS tax forms, etc.

Judicial Branch

The Federal Judicial Center (FJC)

The FJC is the education and research agency for the federal courts. The site contains results of Center research on federal court operations and procedures and court history, as well as selected educational materials produced for judges and court employees.

The U.S. Supreme Court

The official site for the U.S. Supreme Court.

State /Local Governments

Provides general information on state and local governments. Also contains specific links to individual states and the District of Columbia.

Regulatory reference links for home health care, hospice and durable medical equipment

CMS Home Health Care Provider Home Page

Official Medicare CMS website for Home Health. Contains all home health specific information.

CMS OASIS Home Page

Provides policy and technical information related to OASIS data set for home health agencies (HHA’s).

CMS Hospice Provider Home Page

Official Medicare CMS website for Hospice.

DME Home Page

Official Medicare CMS website for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) .

CMS Open Door Forum: Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment

The Open Door Forum provides an opportunity for live dialogue between CMS and the Home Health, Hospice and Durable Medical Equipment provider community. Provider forum participants learn from each other’s discussions, uncover useful clarifications regarding the different rules and instructions associated with coverage, coding, and payment.

Home Health Care Compare

Provides detailed information about Medicare-certified home health agencies and allows users to compare the quality of such agencies from state to state.

Medlearn Matters

Information for Medicare providers. Contains links to articles.

Federal Register

The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

Manual links to Medicare’s policy on coverage and billing criteria

Pub100-1; Introduction

Pub100-2; Medicare Benefits Policy

Pub100-3; Medicare National Coverage Determination

Pub 100-4; Medicare Claims Processing

Pub 100-5; Medicare Secondary Payer

Pub 100-7; State Operations Manual

Medicare and Medicaid - 2005 Program Transmittals

Provides information on new or changed policies and/or procedures that are being incorporated into a specific CMS program manual.

Home Health & Hospice Guidance to State Survey and Agency Directors & CMS Regional Offices

Contains information on CMS memoranda, letters and instructions to State Survey Agency Directors and CMS Regional Offices by category.

Code of Federal Regulations

It is a codification of the general and the permanent rules published by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

The Electronic Code of the Federal Regulations for Home Health - 42 CFR 484

The Electronic Code of the Federal Regulations for Hospice - 42 CFR 418 CMS Regulations for Hospice

The Electronic Code of the Federal Register for Payment for Durable Medical Equipment & Prosthetic & Orthotic Devices - 42CFR 414, Subpart D - 414.200 - 414.232

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