H.R.3164 - To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to home dialysis therapy.115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] (Introduced 07/06/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/20/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3164 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/06/2017)
This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to allow a Medicare beneficiary who has end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and is receiving home dialysis to receive monthly ESRD-related visits via telehealth, provided that the beneficiary also receives face-to-face visits periodically. Specified facility fees and geographic requirements shall not apply with respect to the provision of such services via telehealth.
The Government Accountability Office must study and report to Congress on the further expansion of Medicare coverage of renal dialysis services furnished via telehealth.