E&C Health Committee Considers Strengthening Patient Protections

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / January 8, 2020 at 6:26 PM
The House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee considered three bills Wednesday (Jan. 8) that would strengthen patient protections for Medicare and Medicaid, and the hearing has given beneficiary advocates hope that these protections will be included in legislative packages passed this year . One of the bills would create an avenue to notify Medicare-eligible beneficiaries about the enrollment process, another would codify regulations requiring state Medicaid programs to cover non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), and a third would create lifetime coverage...

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