H.R.6163: Medicare Telehealth Enhancement Act of 2008

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Bill Summary

Medicare Telehealth Enhancement Act of 2008 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act regarding telehealth services (furnished via a telecommunication system by a physician to an enrolled individual). Removes current geographic restrictions on the provision of such services. Adds to the types of facilities authorized to participate in the telehealth program. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to encourage and...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
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.
Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Referred to House Ways and Means
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
May 22, 2008

Introduced in the House by Mike Thompson (D-Calif.)

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