H.R.2575 - Prosthetic and Custom Orthotic Parity Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] (Introduced 05/21/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/22/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2575 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/21/2009)
Prosthetic and Custom Orthotic Parity Act of 2009 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to require a group health plan that provides medical and surgical benefits as well as benefits for prosthetic devices and components and orthotic devices to offer such prosthetic and orthotic coverage in the same manner as applicable to medical and surgical benefits. Prohibits separate financial requirements or more restrictive treatment limitations.
Limits required benefits for prosthetic devices and custom orthotic devices and related services to the most appropriate model that adequately meets the medical requirements of the patient. Requires benefits to include repairs and replacements as determined appropriate by the treating physician.
Prohibits any annual or lifetime dollar limitation on benefits for prosthetic devices and custom orthotic devices and related services unless such limitation applies in the aggregate to all benefits.