H.R.6774 - Medically Tailored Home-Delivered Meals Demonstration Pilot Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] (Introduced 05/08/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Rules|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/08/2020 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Rules, 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. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6774 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/08/2020)
Medically Tailored Home-Delivered Meals Demonstration Pilot Act of 2020
This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to establish a demonstration program to allow hospitals to provide medically tailored, home-delivered meals to Medicare beneficiaries who have a diet-impacted disease (e.g., kidney disease) and have daily living limitations.
Participating hospitals must (1) retain a physician, registered dietitian or nutrition professional, or clinical social worker to screen, monitor, and coordinate services for individuals who receive meals through the program; and (2) contract with experienced organizations for meal delivery. Hospitals may choose to also provide meals to an individual's primary caregiver or to a dependent under the age of 18 who resides in the same household.