S.296: Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2019

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about health
  • Introduced Jan. 31, 2019
  • Latest Major Action Jan. 31, 2019

Bill Summary

Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2019 This bill allows Medicare payment for home health services ordered by a nurse practitioner, a clinical nurse specialist, a certified nurse-midwife, or a physician assistant. Currently, coverage is provided only for services ordered by a physician.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 31
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Jan. 31
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S803-804)
Jan. 31

Introduced in the Senate by Susan Collins (R-Maine)

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