The following legislation of interest to TSCL and our supporters has been introduced recently in Congress. Unfortunately, there is no additional information available regarding the contents of the bills other than what is printed below.
Because legislation sometimes contains provisions that we believe are actually contrary to what the title seems to imply, TSCL will look at these bills once more information is available and then make a determination as to whether we will support any or all of them. We present them here to make you aware they are now under consideration in Congress.
H.R. 1587 - Medicare Audiologist Access and Services Act of 2021
This bill provides for Medicare coverage of certain audiologist services. Specifically, the bill expands coverage to include diagnostic and treatment services that are furnished by audiologists and that would otherwise be covered if provided by a physician, including incidental services, regardless of whether such services are provided pursuant to a referral from, or under the supervision of, a physician or other health care practitioner.
H.R.2484 - To amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act and title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require pharmacies to disclose any differential between the cost of a prescription drug based on whether certain individuals use prescription drug coverage to acquire such drug.
H.R.2881 - To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an option for individuals who are ages 50 to 64 to buy into Medicare, to provide for health insurance market stabilization.
H.R.2654 - To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare coverage for all physicians' services furnished by doctors of chiropractic within the scope of their license.