Text: H.R.4865 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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HR 4865 IH
101st CONGRESS
2d Session
 H. R. 4865
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of bone
mass measurements for certain individuals under part B of the medicare program.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 17, 1990
Ms. SNOWE (for herself, Mr. DONNELLY, Mr. DOWNEY, Mr. PAYNE of New Jersey,
Mrs. SAIKI, Mrs. LLOYD, Mrs. SCHROEDER, Ms. LONG, Mr. RINALDO, Mrs. UNSOELD,
Mr. STAGGERS, Mrs. BOXER, Ms. OAKAR, and Mrs. VUCANOVICH) introduced the
following bill; which was referred jointly to the Committees on Ways and
Means and Energy and Commerce
A BILL
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of bone
mass measurements for certain individuals under part B of the medicare program.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
  This Act may be cited as the `Medicare Bone Mass Measurement Coverage Act
  of 1990'.
SEC. 2. MEDICARE COVERAGE OF BONE MASS MEASUREMENTS.
  Section 1861 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x), as revived by
  section 201(a)(1) of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Repeal Act of 1989
  and as amended by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1989, is amended--
  (1) in subsection (s)--
  (A) in paragraph (11), by striking all that follows `(bb))' and inserting
  a semicolon,
  (B) in paragraph (12)(C), by striking all that follows `area)' and inserting
  `; and', and
  (C) by inserting after paragraph (12) the following new paragraph:
  `(13) bone mass measurement (as defined in subsection (jj));'; and
  (2) by inserting after subsection (ii) the following new subsection:
`Bone Mass Measurement
  `(jj)(1) The term `bone mass measurement' means a radiologic or radioisotopic
  procedure performed on a qualified individual (as defined in paragraph
  (2) for the purpose of detecting bone loss through the use of single and
  dual photon absorptiometry, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry or similar
  dual energy techniques, or quantitative computed tomography, and includes
  a physician's interpretation of the results of the procedure.
  `(2) For purposes of paragraph (1), the term `qualified individual' means
  (in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary)--
  `(A) an estrogen-deficient woman at clinical risk for osteoporosis;
  `(B) an individual with vertebral abnormalities;
  `(C) an individual receiving long-term glucocorticoid steroid therapy; or
  `(D) an individual with primary hyperparathyroidism.'.