H.R.4865 - Medicare Bone Mass Measurement Coverage Act of 1990101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Snowe, Olympia J. [R-ME-2] (Introduced 05/17/1990)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/29/1990 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment. (All Actions)|
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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.'.