Summary: H.R.1116 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1116. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/26/2015)

Medicare Audiology Services Enhancement Act of 2015

Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to:

  • limit covered auditory services to only auditory treatment, vestibular treatment, and intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring services in addition to currently covered hearing and balance assessment services;
  • exclude inter-operative neurophysiological monitoring provided by a physician or qualified audiologist in hospitals from covered inpatient hospital services;
  • revise the requirements and procedure for payment of outpatient auditory services claims of service providers;
  • include audiology services under the limitation on certain physician referrals for designated health services; and
  • declare that nothing shall be construed to require a qualified audiologist to participate in Medicare.