Summary: H.R.5045 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/25/2016)

Preserving Access to Modern Prosthetic Limbs Act of 2016

This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to postpone implementation and enforcement of a local coverage determination (LCD) proposed by a Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) on lower limb prostheses. (An LCD is a decision by a MAC, which is a private insurer that processes Medicare claims within a specified geographic jurisdiction, as to whether to cover a service on a MAC-wide basis.) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid shall provide guidance and oversight related to LCDs, as specified by the bill.