Summary: H.R.2050 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2050. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.