H.R.5597 - To establish a Medicare patient IVIG access demonstration project.111th Congress (2009-2010)
Summary: H.R.5597 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)
Introduced in House (06/24/2010)
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a demonstration project under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to evaluate the benefits of providing payment for items and services needed for the administration, within the homes of Medicare beneficiaries, of intravenous immune globin (IVIG) for the treatment of primary immune deficiency diseases.
Amends SSA title XVIII to treat as durable medical equipment (DME) any disposable drug delivery systems, including elastomeric infusion pumps, for the treatment of colorectal cancer.