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Short Title(s) as Introduced

Ending the Diagnostic Odyssey Act of 2019

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To enable States to better provide access to whole genome sequencing clinical services for certain undiagnosed children under the Medicaid program, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
08/02/2019Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
08/05/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
08/02/2019Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce08/02/2019 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health08/05/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (08/02/2019)

Ending the Diagnostic Odyssey Act of 2019

This bill allows state Medicaid programs to cover whole genome sequencing services for certain individuals.

Specifically, states may cover such services for individuals under the age of 21 (or a lower age, if the state chooses) and for former foster youth under the age of 26 who (1) have been referred or admitted to an intensive care unit or seen by a medical specialist for a suspected genetic or undiagnosed disease, or (2) are suspected by a medical specialist to have a neonatal- or pediatric-onset genetic disease.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may award grants to assist states in developing plans to cover such services.