Summary: H.R.2094 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/25/1989)

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a clinical trial in order to determine the efficiency and economic feasibility of providing Medicare (title XVIII of the Social Security Act) coverage for personal emergency response systems.

Requires each personal emergency response system to include, for purposes of the clinical trial: (1) communication equipment located in the home which transmits signals for emergency medical assistance over the telephone; (2) a local response center to monitor such signals; and (3) medical personnel or other persons to provide emergency medical assistance.

Appropriates specified amounts from the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund in FY 1989 and 1990 to carry out this Act.

Directs the Secretary to transmit to the Congress a report containing the findings and conclusions of the clinical trial, along with any legislative recommendations.