H.R.4165 - CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [R-TX-4] (Introduced 03/08/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||03/13/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.4165 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/08/2012)
CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act of 2012 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to: (1) provide Medicare coverage for screening computed tomography colonography (CTC) as a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test, and (2) exclude screening CTC from the meaning of "imaging services" for which there is a special rule regarding outpatient services department (OPD) fee schedule payments.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to submit a preliminary report to Congress on the status of coverage of CTC as a CRC screening test under Medicare, including the extent to which such coverage as required by this Act has been implemented.