HR 2140

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 2140

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiaries coordinated care and greater choice with regard to accessing hearing health services and benefits.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 3, 2011

Mr. ROSS of Arkansas (for himself, Mr. HEINRICH, Mr. LATHAM, Mr. QUIGLEY, Mr. HIMES, Mrs. EMERSON, Mr. VAN HOLLEN, Ms. TSONGAS, Mr. SIMPSON, Mr. BARROW, Mr. MCGOVERN, and Mr. CHANDLER) introduced the following bill; which was 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


A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiaries coordinated care and greater choice with regard to accessing hearing health services and benefits.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. ENABLING MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES TO HAVE THEIR CHOICE OF QUALIFIED HEARING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.

SEC. 4. INCLUSION OF AUDIOLOGY SERVICES AS MEDICAL SERVICES UNDER MEDICARE PART B; PAYMENT FOR SUCH SERVICES.

SEC. 5. CONSTRUCTION; EFFECTIVE DATE.

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