H.R.2508: Better Respiration through Expanding Access to Tele-Health Act

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about health
  • Introduced May 2, 2019
  • Latest Major Action May 3, 2019

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Bill Summary

Better Respiration through Expanding Access to Tele-Health Act or the BREATHE Act This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to establish a pilot program in which qualifying respiratory therapists may provide telehealth services under Medicare. Specifically, the program must allow respiratory therapists to provide telehealth disease management services (e.g., smoking cessation counseling) for individuals with chronic...

(Source: Library of Congress)

What Lawmakers Are Saying About This Bill

There are 2 statements associated with H.R.2508.

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 3, 2019
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
May 2, 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.
May 2, 2019

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

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