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Titles (3)

Short Titles

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Short Titles as Introduced

CONNECT for Health Act of 2019
Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies for Health Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand access to telehealth services, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
10/30/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
11/01/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
10/30/2019Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/30/2019Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/30/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce10/30/2019 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health11/01/2019 Referred to
House Ways and Means10/30/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (10/30/2019)

Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies for Health Act of 2019 or the CONNECT for Health Act of 2019

This bill expands coverage of telehealth services under Medicare.

Among other things, the bill

  • allows the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to waive certain restrictions, such as geographic restrictions, for services provided in high-need health professional shortage areas;
  • excludes mental health and emergency medical services, as well as services provided at rural health clinics, federally qualified health centers, and Indian Health Service facilities, from such geographic restrictions; and
  • allows the CMS to generally waive coverage restrictions during national emergencies.

Additionally, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission must report on information relating to the access of Medicare beneficiaries to telehealth services at home. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation may also test alternative payment models relating to expanded telehealth services.