S. 2347 (112th): Diagnostic Imaging Services Access Protection Act of 2012

Introduced:
Apr 25, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Benjamin Cardin
Senator from Maryland
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Apr 25, 2012
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 623 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 20, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 25, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 25, 2012
Referred to Committee Apr 25, 2012
 
Full Title

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure the continued access of Medicare beneficiaries to diagnostic imaging services.

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Cosponsors
22 cosponsors (12D, 10R) (show)
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4/25/2012--Introduced.
Diagnostic Imaging Services Access Protection Act of 2012 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to requirements for the fee schedule for diagnostic imaging services provided by a physician.
Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) from applying a multiple procedure payment reduction policy to the professional component of imaging services: (1) furnished between 60 days after enactment of this Act and January 1, 2013; or (2) furnished in 2013 or subsequently unless the reduction is based on the analysis of an expert panel on diagnostic imaging services convened by the Institute of Medicine.
Directs the Secretary to request the Institute of Medicine to convene such an expert panel to analyze the appropriateness of applying a multiple procedure payment reduction policy to the professional component of imaging services.

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