S.2990 - Medicare IVIG Access Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA] (Introduced 05/07/2008)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||05/07/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3901-3902) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2990 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/07/2008)
Medicare IVIG Access Act of 2008 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services, upon collection of data and completion of a review, to provide, if appropriate, to physicians and hospitals furnishing intravenous immune globulins (IVIGs), an additional payment for all items related to the furnishing of IVIG in an appropriate amount.
Provides for coverage of IVIG administered in the home.
Makes disposable drug delivery systems, including elastomeric infusion pumps, for the treatment of colorectal cancer durable medical equipment for Medicare purposes.