Summary: H.R.2550 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2550. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/19/2017)

Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2017

This bill provides for the incremental expansion of telehealth coverage under the Medicare program. Specifically, the bill expands the lists of:

  • qualified telehealth originating and distant sites;
  • qualified telehealth providers; and
  • covered telehealth services.

Additionally, the bill provides for coverage of remote patient-monitoring services for chronic health conditions.

The bill also allows for a patient-specific waiver process of the required monthly face-to-face visit between an individual with end-stage renal disease and a qualified professional.