S.2812 - Medicare Telehealth Improvement Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Conrad, Kent [D-ND] (Introduced 04/03/2008)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/03/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2812 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/03/2008)
Medicare Telehealth Improvement Act of 2008 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to telehealth services to provide for: (1) an increase in the number of types of originating sites; (2) no facility fee for certain such sites; (3) expansion of practitioners eligible to furnish telehealth services; and (4) changes in the process for updating the list of telehealth services.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to set up a Telehealth Advisory Committee to make recommendations on the appropriate addition or deletion of telehealth services and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes.