H.R.4129 - Medicare Demonstration of Coverage for Low Vision Devices Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 07/30/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/31/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4129 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/30/2019)
Medicare Demonstration of Coverage for Low Vision Devices Act of 2019
This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to carry out a demonstration project to evaluate the fiscal impact of covering low-vision devices under Medicare in the same manner as Medicare coverage is provided for durable medical equipment. The bill defines low-vision device to mean a physician-prescribed device that magnifies, enhances, or otherwise augments or interprets visual images; the term does not include ordinary eyeglasses or contact lenses.
The bill appropriates $2.5 million for FY2020 and each of the next four fiscal years for the CMS to carry out the project.