H.R.750 - Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] (Introduced 01/30/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/09/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.750 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/30/2017)
Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2017
This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to establish a separate Medicare benefit category for complex rehabilitation technology (CRT) items that: (1) are designed or configured to meet an individual's unique needs and capacities; (2) are primarily used to serve a medical or functional purpose; and (3) require certain services to ensure appropriate design, configuration, and use. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shall designate CRT items and establish eligibility criteria with respect to such items, in accordance with specified exclusions and other requirements.
The CMS must also establish: (1) a payment system applicable to CRT items, subject to clinical conditions and other specified requirements; (2) quality standards for suppliers of CRT items; and (3) a formal process for the submission of certain CRT code-set modification requests by stakeholder groups.
If specified requirements are met, Medicare payment must be made for the replacement of a CRT item (or item part), without regard to certain continuous-use or useful-lifetime restrictions applicable to items of durable medical equipment.
In addition, Medicare payment may be made for the temporary rental of a CRT item if such an item owned by a qualified enrollee is undergoing necessary repairs.