Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
02/10/2020          

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit the use of certain psychological evaluation via telehealth for Medicare coverage of neurostimulation services for the treatment of chronic pain.

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02/10/2020 Introduced in House Open

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5833 

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit the use of 
certain psychological evaluation via telehealth for Medicare coverage of 
neurostimulation services for the treatment of chronic pain. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 10, 2020 
Mr. LATTA introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee 

on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways 
and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, 
in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the juris-
diction of the committee concerned 

A BILL 
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit 

the use of certain psychological evaluation via telehealth 
for Medicare coverage of neurostimulation services for 
the treatment of chronic pain. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

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SECTION 1. PERMITTING CERTAIN PSYCHOLOGICAL EVAL-1

UATIONS VIA TELEHEALTH FOR MEDICARE 2

COVERAGE OF NEUROSTIMULATION SERV-3

ICES FOR THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC 4

PAIN. 5

(a) PERMITTING USE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUA-6

TION VIA TELEHEALTH FOR PURPOSES OF CERTAIN COV-7

ERAGE OF NEUROSTIMULATION SERVICES.—Section 1834 8

of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395m) is amended 9

by adding at the end the following: 10

‘‘(x) USE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATION VIA 11

TELEHEALTH FOR PURPOSES OF COVERAGE OF 12

NEUROSTIMULATION SERVICES FOR THE TREATMENT OF 13

CHRONIC PAIN.—Notwithstanding any other provision of 14

this title, beginning January 1, 2021, for coverage under 15

this part of neurostimulation services, as identified under 16

the National Coverage Determination section 160.7, titled 17

Medicare National Coverage Determination for Electrical 18

Nerve Stimulators, as in effect on January 1, 2020 for 19

the treatment of chronic pain, any requirement for a psy-20

chological evaluation prior to receipt of the service may 21

be satisfied through such an evaluation via telehealth.’’. 22

(b) INCLUSION OF CERTAIN PSYCHOLOGICAL EVAL-23

UATIONS AS TELEHEALTH SERVICES.—Section 24

1834(m)(4)(F)(i) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 25

1395m(4)(F)(i)) is amended by inserting before the period 26

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at the end the following: ‘‘, and, beginning January 1, 1

2021, shall include psychological evaluations (identified by 2

CPT codes 96130, 96131, 96136, 96137, 96138, and 3

96139 and any successor codes and additional codes the 4

Secretary determines may be necessary to perform the 5

psychological evaluation furnished prior to the provision 6

of neurostimulation services) furnished prior to the provi-7

sion of neurostimulation services (as described in section 8

1834(x)) for the purpose of treating chronic pain’’. 9

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02/10/2020 President Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.Action By: House of Representatives
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There is one summary for H.R.5833. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/10/2020) This bill allows psychological evaluation requirements for Medicare coverage of specified neurostimulation services to be met via telehealth. The bill also expands Medicare coverage to include such telehealth services.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/10/2020) This bill allows psychological evaluation requirements for Medicare coverage of specified neurostimulation services to be met via telehealth. The bill also expands Medicare coverage to include such telehealth services.
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Latta introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concernedA BILLTo amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit the use of certain psychological evaluation via telehealth for Medicare coverage of neurostimulation services for the t

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Latta introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concernedA BILLTo amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit the use of certain psychological evaluation via telehealth for Medicare coverage of neurostimulation services for the t

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