House approves bipartisan Medicaid, Medicare changes
The new legislation will take proactive measures to guarantee that patients will have sustained access to durable medical equipment (DME). Many of these patients rely on DMEs, and they will continue to rely on the equipment long-term.
“The overarching bill passing the House today provides more time for Congress to work with CMS to fully understand the impact of current rates and ensure that Medicare beneficiaries, particularly in rural areas, will continue to have access to the DME products they need,” Joseph Pitts (R-PA), chairman of the Health Subcommittee, said.
The legislation features the Ensuring Access to Quality Medicaid Providers Act (H.R. 3716) and the Medicaid DOC Act (H.R. 3821) from the Energy and Commerce Committee.
“Today the House acted to pass an important package of bills to further build upon our bipartisan record of success,” Fred Upton (R-MI), full committee chairman, said. “From commonsense reforms to protect Medicaid beneficiaries to enacting clarification on certain state compensation programs, the passage of this bill is a win for everyone relying on these critical programs.”
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