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S. 150: Ensuring Parity in MA for Audio-Only Telehealth Act of 2021

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A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the inclusion of certain audio-only diagnoses in the determination of risk adjustment for Medicare Advantage plans, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Catherine Cortez Masto

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Nevada. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 2, 2021
Length: 4 pages
Feb 2, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 2, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on February 2, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


10 Cosponsors (5 Democrats, 4 Republicans, 1 Independent)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Buck Introduced Remarks into the Congressional Record Celebrating 150 Years since Longmonts Founding
    — Rep. Ken Buck [R-CO4] on Aug 5, 2021

On Anniversary of 150-Year-Old Mining Law, Lawmakers Call For Reform with Newly Introduced Legislation
    — Rep. Raúl Grijalva [D-AZ3] on May 10, 2022

Heinrich To Participate In Bicameral Press Conference On Anniversary Of 150-Year-Old Mining Law
    — Sen. Martin Heinrich [D-NM] on May 10, 2022

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Feb 2, 2021

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S. 150 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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