S.562: Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act

About This Bill

Bill Summary

Breast Cancer Patient Equity Act This bill provides for Medicare coverage of custom fabricated breast prostheses following the surgical removal of the breast (i.e., a mastectomy), including replacements of such prostheses. Currently, Medicare covers surgically implanted breast prostheses, as well as some external breast prostheses (e.g., post-surgical bras).

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 26
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Feb. 26

Introduced in the Senate by Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)

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