H.R.1919 - Steve Gleason Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] (Introduced 04/21/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/04/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1919 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/21/2015)
Steve Gleason Act of 2015
This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover as durable medical equipment any eye tracking and gaze interaction accessories for speech generating devices furnished to individuals with a demonstrated medical need for them.
Payment for speech generating devices or accessories shall be made on a rental basis, or in a lump-sum amount for the purchase of the item, without a cap on the amount in the case of devices furnished on or after October 1, 2015, and before October 1, 2018.