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Short Titles as Introduced

Medicare Demonstration of Coverage for Low Vision Devices Act of 2017

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Official Title as Introduced

To provide for a Medicare demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of covering low vision devices as durable medical equipment under part B of the Medicare program.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/06/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date
04/21/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
04/07/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/06/2017Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
04/06/2017Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
04/06/2017Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/06/2017Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E475)
Action By: House of Representatives
04/06/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce04/06/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health04/07/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means04/06/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health04/21/2017 Referred to

As of 05/21/2018 no related bill information has been received for H.R.2050 - Medicare Demonstration of Coverage for Low Vision Devices Act of 2017.


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Introduced in House (04/06/2017)

Medicare Demonstration of Coverage for Low Vision Devices Act of 2017

This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to carry out a demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of covering low-vision devices under Medicare in the same manner as Medicare coverage is provided for durable medical equipment. "Low-vision device" means a physician-prescribed device that magnifies, enhances, or otherwise augments or interprets visual images; the term does not include ordinary eyeglasses or contact lenses.

The bill appropriates $2.5 million for FY2018 and each of the next four fiscal years for the CMS to carry out the project.