H.R.1530: Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2019

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169 (108 Democrats, 61 Republicans)

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Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2019 This bill expands Medicare coverage of intensive behavioral therapy for obesity. Specifically, the bill allows coverage for therapy that is provided by (1) a physician who is not a primary care physician; or (2) other health care providers (e.g., physician assistants and nurse practitioners) and approved counseling programs, if provided upon a referral from, and in coordination with, a physician or primary...

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March 6, 2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
March 5, 2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
March 5, 2019
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.
March 5, 2019

Introduced in the House by Ron Kind (D-Wis.)

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