H.R.2550 - Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 05/19/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/01/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2550 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.