H.R. 1661: Improving Cancer Treatment Education Act of 2013

Apr 19, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Steve Israel
Representative for New York's 3rd congressional district
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Apr 19, 2013
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H.R. 3790 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 18, 2012


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 19, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Apr 19, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 19, 2013
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1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide comprehensive cancer patient treatment education under the Medicare program and to provide for research to improve cancer symptom management.


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35 cosponsors (33D, 2R) (show)

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Improving Cancer Treatment Education Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to extend Medicare coverage to comprehensive cancer patient treatment education services, including a one-hour patient treatment education session delivered, in advance of treatment, by a registered nurse to an individual diagnosed with cancer (or whose course of treatment has been materially modified).
Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand, intensify, and coordinate research programs to: (1) improve the treatment and management of symptoms and side effects associated with cancer and cancer treatment, and (2) evaluate the role of nursing interventions in the amelioration of such symptoms and side effects.

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