H.R.4035 - To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiaries coordinated care and greater choice with regard to accessing hearing health services and benefits.113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] (Introduced 02/11/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||02/14/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.4035 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/11/2014)
Access to Hearing Healthcare Act of 2014 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to revise the definition of Medicare-covered audiology (hearing and balance assessment) services provided by a qualified and legally authorized audiologist to state that such services are covered without regard to any requirement that: (1) the individual receiving them be under the care of (or referred by) a physician or other health care practitioner, or (2) such services are provided under the supervision of a physician or other health practitioner.
Includes audiology services as medical services, as so redefined, under Medicare part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance).