Summary: H.R.5473 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5473. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (12/18/2019)

Enhance Access to Support Essential Behavioral Health Services Act or the EASE Behavioral Health Services Act

This bill removes restrictions that require the originating site (i.e., the location of the beneficiary) to be in a rural area, and allows the home of a beneficiary to serve as the originating site, for behavioral health telehealth services under Medicare. The bill also expands the scope of required guidance, studies, and reports to address the provision of such services under Medicaid.