S.1996 - Medicare Cancer Coverage Improvement Act of 1991102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Rockefeller, John D., IV [D-WV] (Introduced 11/20/1991)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/20/1991 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1996 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/20/1991)
Medicare Cancer Coverage Improvement Act of 1991 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover: (1) any use of a drug in an anticancer chemotherapeutic regimen if such use has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, published in peer-review medical literature, or included in one or more of three specified medical compendia; and (2) an oral form of a drug prescribed for such a use in an anticancer chemotherapeutic regimen if the drug contains the same active ingredients as a drug that would be covered if administered as incident to a physician's service.
Requires a study and report to specified congressional committees on Medicare coverage of patient care costs associated with clinical trials of new cancer therapies.