H.R.2195 - Medicare Home Infusion Therapy Coverage Act of 2011

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coverage of home infusion therapy under the Medicare Program. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coverage of home infusion therapy under the Medicare Program. as introduced.
  • Short: Medicare Home Infusion Therapy Coverage Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Eliot Engel

D-NY

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Medicare Home Infusion Therapy Coverage Act of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to authorize Medicare coverage of home infusion therapy and home infusion drugs. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement the Medicare home infusion th

Official Summary

Medicare Home Infusion Therapy Coverage Act of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to authorize Medicare coverage of home infusion therapy and home infusion drugs. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement the Medicare home infusion therapy benefit in a manner that ensures that:
(1) Medicare beneficiaries have timely and appropriate access to infusion therapy in their homes, and
(2) there is rapid and seamless coordination between drug coverage under Medicare part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program) and home infusion therapy services coverage under Medicare part B (Supplemental Security Income) (SSI).

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