US HB4136 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on October 25 2017 - 25% progression
Action: 2017-10-27 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Health Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Strengthening Medicare Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs Act This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to revise requirements related the approval of intensive cardiac rehabilitation programs by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for purposes of Medicare coverage. To be approved by the CMS as an intensive cardiac rehabilitation program under current law, a program must show that it: (1) positively affected the progression of coronary heart disease or reduced the need for either coronary bypass surgery or percutaneous coronary interventions, and (2) accomplished a significant reduction in other specified health measures. The bill instead requires a program to show that it: (1) reversed the progression of coronary heart disease or reduced the need for coronary bypass surgery; and (2) accomplished, in addition to a significant reduction in other specified health measures, a significant increase in the measure of blood flow to the heart. The bill further requires a program to show, using research specific to its own program, that these measures were accomplished by lifestyle changes alone. The bill removes the specific requirement that such a program be "physician-supervised" but retains other existing requirements for program supervision. A program that was previously approved by the CMS as an intensive cardiac rehabilitation program shall be deemed to have met these requirements. To be eligible for an intensive cardiac rehabilitation program under current law, an individual must have had one of several specified conditions or interventions. The bill adds to the list of qualifying conditions: (1) stable, chronic heart failure; and (2) any additional condition that the CMS determines shall be covered under such a program.

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Title

Strengthening Medicare Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2017-10-27HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2017-10-25HouseReferred 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.
2017-10-25HouseReferred 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.
2017-10-25HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB46 (Related) 2017-01-05 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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