S.3242 - Medicare Hearing Health Care Enhancement Act of 2012

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. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: 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. as introduced.
  • Short: Medicare Hearing Health Care Enhancement Act of 2012 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Medicare Hearing Health Care Enhancement Act of 2012 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to revise the definition of Medicare-covered audiology (hearing and balance assessment) services provided by a qualified and legally authorized audiologist to declare that such se

Official Summary

Medicare Hearing Health Care Enhancement Act of 2012 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to revise the definition of Medicare-covered audiology (hearing and balance assessment) services provided by a qualified and legally authorized audiologist to declare that such services are covered without regard to any requirement that:
(1) the individual receiving them be under the care of (or referred by) a physician or other health care practitioner, or
(2) such services are provided under the supervision of a physician or other health practitioner. Includes audiology services as medical services, as so redefined, under Medicare part B.

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