Reps. Pascrell and Tiberi Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Patient Access to Home Infusion Services
Washington, DC, July 7, 2017
Tags: Health Care
Today, Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) and Pat Tiberi (R-OH), members of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced the Medicare Part B Home Infusion Services Temporary Transitional Payment Act. This bipartisan bill creates a new transitional payment structure for providers of home infusion services before policies signed into law in the 21st Century Cures Act take effect in 2021.
“I am pleased to introduce the Medicare Part B Home Infusion Services Temporary Transitional Payment Act with my friend Congressman Pat Tiberi,” said Rep. Pascrell. “This bill will help ease the transition to more accurate payments for home infusion drugs, ensuring that patients maintain appropriate access until Medicare implements a new home infusion nursing benefit in 2021.”
“Congressman Bill Pascrell and I introduced this bipartisan legislation to protect access to infused medications for vulnerable beneficiaries,” said Rep. Tiberi. “It ensures that providers will receive necessary resources during the transition period until 2021 so that patients can continue to receive the home infusion therapies they need in the comfort of their homes.”
The full text version of H.R. 3163 can be found here.