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H.R. 4772 (115th): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for clarification under the Medicare program about minimal self-adjustment for off-the-shelf orthotics.

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 11, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4772

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 11, 2018

(for himself, Mr. Thompson of California, and Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania) 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 provide for clarification under the Medicare program about minimal self-adjustment for off-the-shelf orthotics.

1.

Clarification about minimal self-adjustment for off-the-shelf orthotics

(a)

In general

Section 1847(a)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–3(a)(2)(C)) is amended—

(1)

by inserting furnished to a patient after section 1861(s)(9);

(2)

by inserting by that patient (and not by any other person) after minimal self-adjustment; and

(3)

by striking to fit to the individual and inserting to fit to that patient.

(b)

Inclusion in medical and other health services

Section 1861(s)(9) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(s)(9)) is amended—

(1)

by striking leg, arm and inserting (A) leg, arm;

(2)

in subparagraph (A), as added by paragraph (1), by striking the semicolon at the end and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding the following new subparagraph:

(B)

off-the-shelf orthotics (as defined in section 1847(a)(2)(C)).

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(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall take effect on April 1, 2007, and apply to items and services furnished on or after such date.