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H.R. 2510 (112th): Breast Cancer Recovery Improvement Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 13, 2011 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 2510


July 13, 2011

(for herself, Mr. Fitzpatrick, and Mr. Gene Green of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was 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


To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for timely access to post-mastectomy items under Medicare.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Breast Cancer Recovery Improvement Act.


Timely access to post-mastectomy items


In general

Section 1834(h)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395m) is amended—


by redesignating subparagraph (H) as subparagraph (I); and


by inserting after subparagraph (G) the following new subparagraph:


Special payment rule for post-mastectomy external breast prosthesis garments

Payment for post-mastectomy external breast prosthesis garments shall be made regardless of whether such items are supplied to the beneficiary prior to or after the mastectomy procedure or other breast cancer surgical procedure. The Secretary shall develop policies to ensure appropriate beneficiary access and utilization safeguards for such items supplied to a beneficiary prior to the mastectomy or other breast cancer surgical procedure.



Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect as of the date of the enactment of this Act.