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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

TIKES Act
Telehealth Improvement for Kids’ Essential Services Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for strategies to increase access to telehealth under the Medicaid program and Children's Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
10/01/2020Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
10/01/2020Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/01/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]* 10/01/2020
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 11/17/2020
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3] 11/18/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce10/01/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (10/01/2020)

Telehealth Improvement for Kids' Essential Services Act or the TIKES Act

This bill requires several agencies to promote and evaluate the use of telehealth under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Specifically, the bill requires (1) the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to issue guidance to states on ways to increase access to telehealth; (2) the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission to study the impact of telehealth on health care access, utilization, costs, and outcomes; and (3) the Government Accountability Office to evaluate federal interagency collaboration with respect to the provision of telehealth services to individuals under the age of 18.