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Short Titles as Introduced

Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2017

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of audiologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing audiology services under the Medicare program, to improve access to the audiology services available for coverage under the Medicare program and to enable beneficiaries to have their choice of a qualified audiologist to provide such services, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
05/01/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
05/11/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
05/05/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
05/01/2017Referred 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
05/01/2017Referred 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
05/01/2017Referred 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
05/01/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce05/01/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health05/05/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means05/01/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health05/11/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/01/2017)

Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2017

This bill amends expands the definition of "physician," for purposes of the Medicare program, to include an audiologist with respect to the furnishing of audiology services.

Additionally, the bill expands the scope of audiology services covered under Medicare and allows payment for such services regardless of whether an enrollee is under the care of (or referred by) a physician or other health care provider or whether the services are provided under the supervision of a physician or other health care provider.