Sens. Look To Ease Outpatient Care Access Under Medicare

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan trio of senators introduced legislation Wednesday to ease supervision requirements for Medicare beneficiaries receiving outpatient therapeutic services like blood transfusions, aiming to reduce burdens on rural health care facilities' staffs and make it easier to get care.

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., along with fellow Senate Rural Health Caucus members Jon Tester, D-Mont., and John Thune, R-S.D., introduced the Protecting Access to Rural Therapy Services Act. The bill, S.1143, would ensure rural patients could access a full range of therapeutic services, such as drug infusions...
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