E&C Health Panel Passes Three Bills To Strengthen Patient Protections

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / March 11, 2020 at 6:39 PM
The House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee on Wednesday (March 11) unanimously approved three bills that would strengthen patient protections for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries . Medicare enrollment. The committee unanimously approved the Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification Act (BENES), introduced by Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA), which would require HHS, the Social Security Administration and IRS to work together to notify those approaching Medicare eligibility age about enrollment rules. The bill would also help eliminate coverage gaps between...

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