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H.R. 4040 (117th): Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID–19 Act of 2021

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To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend telehealth flexibilities under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Liz Cheney

Sponsor. Representative for Wyoming At Large. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 28, 2022
Length: 7 pages
Jun 22, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 2617: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 29, 2022. (compare text)

9 Cosponsors (8 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 4040 – Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2022 (Jul 26, 2022)

What legislators are saying

Cheney, Dingell Applaud House Passage Of Legislation Expanding Telehealth Services
    — Rep. Liz Cheney [R-WY, 2017-2022] (Sponsor) on Jul 27, 2022

Thompson Votes to Expand Telehealth Options and Modernize Health Care System
    — Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA4] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 27, 2022

The DeSaulnier Digest: Upcoming Town Hall and Recap of July Legislative Period
    — Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA10] on Aug 1, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 4040 will be negligible.


Jun 22, 2021

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Jul 22, 2022
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Rule).

Jul 27, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 4040 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4040. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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