S.511 - Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Brownback, Sam [R-KS] (Introduced 03/03/2009)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||03/03/2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.511 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/03/2009)
Access to Durable Medical Equipment Act - Amends part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, with respect to Medicare quality standards for suppliers of items and services which shall be applied by recognized independent accreditation organizations.
Applies to pharmacies and pharmacists the eligible professional exemption from such accreditation requirements, unless such standards are designed specifically for application to pharmacies and pharmacists.
Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services to exempt pharmacies and pharmacists from such standards if licensing, accreditation, or other mandatory quality requirements apply to them with respect to the furnishing of items and services.