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H.R. 4627 (113th): Post-Mastectomy Infection Risk Reduction Act of 2014

The text of the bill below is as of May 9, 2014 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4627

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 9, 2014

(for himself and Ms. Wasserman Schultz) 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

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize coverage of post-mastectomy water-resistant coverings if they are determined to be consistent with clinical protocol or medically necessary to reduce the risk of infection, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Post-Mastectomy Infection Risk Reduction Act of 2014 .

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Medicare coverage of post-mastectomy water-resistant coverings if they are determined to be consistent with medical protocol or medically necessary to reduce the risk of infection

Section 1861(n) of the Social Security Act ( 42 U.S.C. 1395x(n) ) is amended by adding at the end the following: Such term includes a post-mastectomy water-resistant covering insofar as the Secretary determines that such a covering is consistent with clinical protocol or is medically necessary to reduce the risk of infection after a mastectomy..