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      house Committees
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
      House Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedOctober 15th, 2009

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Title

Tele-Care Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide payments under the Medicare Program to licensed health care practitioners for unscheduled telephone consultation services in the case that such payments are determined to be cost and quality effective.

Summary

Tele-Care Act of 2009 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) to provide for coverage under Medicare part B (Supplemental Security Income) (SSI) of unscheduled physician telephone services by a licensed health care practitioner, subject to certain requirements. Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a demonstration program to test the effectiveness of such coverage.

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