H.R. 942: Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2013

Introduced:
Mar 04, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

S. 948 (same title)
Referred to Committee — May 14, 2013

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Sponsor
Joseph Crowley
Representative for New York's 14th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 04, 2013
Length
34 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4378 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 18, 2012

S. 948 (Related)
Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 14, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 4, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 04, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 04, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
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]

 
Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage and payment for complex rehabilitation technology items under the Medicare program.

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Cosponsors
108 cosponsors (67D, 41R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Ways and Means

Health

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/4/2013--Introduced.
Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover, as medical and other health services, complex rehabilitation technology items designed and configured for a specific qualified individual to meet that individual's unique: (1) medical, physical, and functional needs related to a medical condition; and (2) capacities for basic activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental ADLs.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to: (1) designate complex rehabilitation technology items (excluding adaptive equipment to operate motor vehicles or certain prosthetic devices and orthotics); and (2) establish eligibility criteria for them.
Prescribes requirements for payments for CRT items.
Directs the Secretary to establish standards for clinical conditions for CRT item payment as well as quality standards for suppliers of such items.
Directs the Secretary to establish a Healthcare Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) coding subset that uses specified HCPCS codes for CRT items.
Requires payment for replacement of a CRT item (or any part of one), without regard to certain continuous use or useful lifetime restrictions established for items of durable medical equipment (DME), if a qualified ordering practitioner determines that a replacement item (or part) is necessary.

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