H.R.5062 - Advancing Access to Precision Medicine Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] (Introduced 02/15/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/16/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5062 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/15/2018)
Advancing Access to Precision Medicine Act
This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services to enter into an arrangement with the National Academy of Medicine for the academy to study usage of genetic and genomic testing, including how to reduce barriers to the utilization of such testing.
The bill allows states to apply for an exception to Medicaid's federal medical assistance percentage rate to provide whole genome sequencing clinical services to certain children, including those admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit for a chronic or undiagnosed disease and those suspected to have a pediatric-onset genetic disease.