H.R.2050 - Medicare Demonstration of Coverage for Low Vision Devices Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 04/06/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/21/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2050 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.