Summary: S.984 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 114-40 (07/30/2015)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the Senate passed version is repeated here.)

Steve Gleason Act of 2015

(Sec. 2) 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.

(Sec. 3) 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.