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Short Titles as Introduced

Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act of 2017

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Official Title as Introduced

To require breast density reporting to physicians and patients by facilities that perform mammograms, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
10/25/2017Introduced in House

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10/27/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
10/25/2017Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/25/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce10/25/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health10/27/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (10/25/2017)

Breast Density and Mammography Reporting Act of 2017

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to require mammography facilities to include up-to-date information about breast density in both the written report of the results of a mammography examination provided to a patient's physician and the summary of that written report given to the patient. The summary must convey: (1) the effect of breast density in masking the presence of breast cancer on a mammogram, and (2) that individuals with dense breasts should talk with their health care providers about any questions or concerns regarding the summary and whether they would benefit from additional tests.

The bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to expand and intensify research on breast density, the cost-effectiveness and feasibility of supplemental imaging relating to breast density, and best practices concerning mammograms and supplemental screening for those with dense breasts.