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Short Titles as Introduced

Ensuring Parity in MA for Audio-Only Telehealth Act of 2020

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the inclusion of certain audio-only diagnoses in the determination of risk adjustment for Medicare Advantage plans, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/16/2020Introduced in House

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07/16/2020Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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
07/16/2020Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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
07/16/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means07/16/2020 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce07/16/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/16/2020)

Ensuring Parity in MA for Audio-Only Telehealth Act of 2020

This bill allows audio-only diagnoses that are made via telehealth to be used for purposes of determining risk adjustments to payments under Medicare Advantage. Additionally, the bill requires payments for Medicare telehealth services that are furnished during the public health emergency relating to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) to be made in the same amounts as those for in-person services.