To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to refine how Medicare pays for orthotics and prosthetics and to improve beneficiary experience and outcomes with orthotic and prosthetic care, and for other purposes.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 23, 2017
Length: 20 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on May 23, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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14 Cosponsors (11 Republicans, 3 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Congressmen Introduce Bipartisan Medicare Orthotics & Prosthetics Improvement Act”
— Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15] (Sponsor) on May 25, 2017
“M. Thompson, G. Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act”
— Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA5] (Co-sponsor) on May 25, 2017
Sep 17, 2013
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 3112 (113th).
Mar 23, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1530 (114th).
May 23, 2017
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H.R. 2599 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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