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Introduced in Senate (10/26/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 4859


To require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to make recommendations for improving maternal and child health outcomes using remote physiologic monitoring devices and expanding coverage of such devices under Medicaid.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 26 (legislative day, October 19), 2020

Mr. Cassidy (for himself, Ms. Hassan, Mr. Young, and Mr. Carper) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to make recommendations for improving maternal and child health outcomes using remote physiologic monitoring devices and expanding coverage of such devices under Medicaid.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Connected Maternal Online Monitoring Act” or the “Connected MOM Act”.

SEC. 2. CMS recommendations for managing chronic disease and improving maternal and child health outcomes using remote physiologic monitoring devices and expanding coverage of such devices and related services under Medicaid.

(a) In general.—Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall submit to Congress a report containing recommendations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for expanding coverage of remote physiologic devices and related services under Medicaid, including pulse oximeters, blood pressure cuffs, scales, and blood glucose monitors, with the goal of improving maternal and child health outcomes for pregnant and postpartum women enrolled in State Medicaid programs (including women with high risk pregnancies), improving access to, and the quality of, care for underserved and rural populations, and improving chronic disease management across populations.

(b) Updates to State resources.—Not later than 90 days after the submission of the report under subsection (a), the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services shall update resources for State Medicaid programs, such as State Medicaid telehealth toolkits, consistent with the recommendations made by the report.


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