H.R.574 - Medicare Home Infusion Therapy Coverage Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] (Introduced 01/15/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||01/16/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.574 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/15/2009)
Medicare Home Infusion Therapy Coverage Act of 2009 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of home infusion therapy and home infusion drugs.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to implement the Medicare home infusion therapy benefit in a manner that ensures that: (1) Medicare beneficiaries have timely and appropriate access to infusion therapy in their homes; and (2) there is rapid and seamless coordination between drug coverage under Medicare part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program) and home infusion therapy services coverage under Medicare part B (Supplemental Security Income).