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Short Titles as Introduced

Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings Act (PALS Act) of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect coverage for screening mammography, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
05/03/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

Date
05/15/2017Referred 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
05/03/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
05/03/2017Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Veterans' Affairs, 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
05/03/2017Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Veterans' Affairs, 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
05/03/2017Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Veterans' Affairs, 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
05/03/2017Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Veterans' Affairs, 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
05/03/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce05/03/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health05/05/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means05/03/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health05/15/2017 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs05/03/2017 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health05/03/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/03/2017)

Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings Act (PALS Act) of 2017

This bill requires that any provision of law referring to current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) with respect to breast cancer screening, mammography, and prevention be administered as if: (1) the provision referred to USPSTF recommendations last issued before 2009; and (2) those recommendations applied to any screening mammography modality, including any digital modality of such a procedure. (In 2009, the USPSTF updated its guidelines to recommend against routine screening mammography for women between 40 to 49 years of age and to recommend biennial, instead of annual, screening mammography for most women between 50 to 74 years of age.) This requirement shall also apply to the Veterans Health Administration's policy on mammography screening for veterans.

In addition, the bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to preserve Medicare coverage for screening mammography, without a requirement for coinsurance, and expand the definition of screening mammography to include any digital modality of such a procedure.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may not decrease the frequency with which screening mammography may be paid by Medicare for a woman over 39 years of age.