S.1423 - Medicare and Medicaid Dental, Vision, and Hearing Benefit Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] (Introduced 05/13/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/13/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1423 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/13/2019)
Medicare and Medicaid Dental, Vision, and Hearing Benefit Act of 2019
This bill provides for Medicare coverage of dental, vision, and hearing care. Coverage includes (1) routine dental cleanings and exams, basic and major dental services, emergency dental care, and dentures; (2) routine eye exams, eyeglasses, and contact lenses; and (3) routine hearing exams, hearing aids, and exams for hearing aids. With respect to such care, the bill establishes special payment rules, limitations, and coinsurance requirements.
The bill also increases the Medicaid Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for dental, vision, and hearing services.