H.R. 2619: Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jul 08, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Jul 08, 2013
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on July 8, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Jul 08, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
John Lewis
Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 08, 2013
Length
4 pages
 
Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare coverage of pulmonary self-management education and training services furnished by a qualified respiratory therapist in a physician practice.

Summary

No summaries available.

 
Prognosis

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Cosponsors
33 cosponsors (32D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Ways and Means

Health

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Library of Congress Summary

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7/8/2013--Introduced.
Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare coverage of pulmonary self-management education and training services furnished by a qualified respiratory therapist in a physician practice to patients with chronic lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], including emphysema and bronchitis, as well as asthma, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, and cystic fibrosis).

House Republican Conference Summary

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