H.R.7187 - HEALTH Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-15] (Introduced 06/11/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/11/2020 Referred 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. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.7187 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/11/2020)
Helping Ensure Access to Local TeleHealth Act of 2020 or the HEALTH Act of 2020
This bill modifies requirements relating to Medicare coverage of telehealth services that are furnished by federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and rural health clinics (RHCs).
Specifically, the bill permanently allows FQHCs and RHCs to serve as the distant site (i.e., the location of the health care practitioner) for telehealth services and excludes such services from certain geographic restrictions. Payment must be made in the same manner as for non-telehealth services, rather than in accordance with a separate methodology determined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.