Legislation proposes Medicare coverage for medical monitoring services

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, May 8, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The Medicare Remote Monitoring Access Act of 2008 was introduced to the House of Representatives on April 14, which, if passed, would require Medicare to cover remote health monitoring services for patients with certain chronic health conditions. The legislation, H.R. 5765, was introduced by Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and would amend the Social Security Act allowing coverage by the Medicare program.
The proposed bill would provide Medicare coverage of health monitoring costs for patients suffering from congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia. The bill also establishes a demonstration program to evaluate coverage for patients with diabetes, epilepsy and sleep apnea.
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