Summary: S.977 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (04/27/2017)

Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act of 2017

This bill establishes circumstances under which an occupational therapist may conduct an initial or comprehensive assessment for an individual who is eligible for home health services under Medicare. Specifically, an occupational therapist may conduct the assessment if the physician's referral order does not include skilled nursing care but does include: (1) occupational therapy, and (2) physical therapy or speech language pathology.