H. R. 1902
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 9, 2013
Mr. Fitzpatrick (for himself and Ms. Moore) 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.
This Act may be cited as the
Breast Cancer Recovery Improvement
Timely access to post-mastectomy items
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.
The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect as of the date of the enactment of this Act.