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S.948: Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2013

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Sponsor Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 21 (15 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced May 14, 2013
Latest Major Action May 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to cover, as medical and other health services, complex rehabilitation technology items designed and configured for a specific qualified individual to meet that individual's unique: (1) medical, physical, and functional needs related to a medical condition; and (2) capacities for basic activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental ADLs.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to: (1) designate complex rehabilitation technology items (excluding adaptive equipment to operate motor vehicles or certain prosthetic devices and orthotics), and (2) establish eligibility criteria for them.

Prescribes requirements for payments for CRT items.

Directs the Secretary to establish standards for clinical conditions for CRT item payment as well as quality standards for suppliers of such items.

Directs the Secretary ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 14, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.