The House and Senate have approved their budget resolutions for FY 2009, which set forth spending and revenue frameworks for the Congressional committees. The budget blueprints include a series of deficit-neutral “reserve funds” authorizing Congressional committees to address certain health policies if offsetting revenues are specified, including funds to: promote health information technology; encourage comparative effectiveness research; improve Medicare Part D; and block certain recent Medicaid rules. The measures also call for increased Medicare anti-fraud funding. For details on the House bill (H.Con.Res. 312), see budget.house.gov.