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Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2018

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for treatment of audiologists as physicians for purposes of furnishing audiology services under the Medicare program, to improve access to the audiology services available for coverage under the Medicare program and to enable beneficiaries to have their choice of a qualified audiologist to provide such services, and for other purposes.

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Date Actions Overview
03/20/2018Introduced in Senate

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03/20/2018Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Paul, Rand [R-KY]* 03/20/2018
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] 07/25/2018

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Senate Finance03/20/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (03/20/2018)

Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2018

This bill amends expands the definition of "physician," for purposes of the Medicare program, to include an audiologist with respect to the furnishing of audiology services.

Additionally, the bill expands the scope of audiology services covered under Medicare and allows payment for such services regardless of whether an enrollee is under the care of (or referred by) a physician or other health care provider or whether the services are provided under the supervision of a physician or other health care provider.