H.R.2980 - Medicare Payment Update for Certified Nurse-Midwives Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] (Introduced 07/25/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||08/08/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.2980 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/25/2003)
Medicare Payment Update for Certified Nurse-Midwives Act - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for the coverage of and payment for certified midwife services (currently only certified nurse-midwife services are covered) under Medicare part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance). Declares that nothing precludes certified nurse-midwives and certified midwives from teaching or supervising an intern or resident-in-training.
Extends Medicare coverage to items and services at a free-standing birth center.