Senate Bill 1126
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Concentrating on High-value Alzheimer’s Needs to Get to an End (CHANGE) Act of 2019
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Apr 10, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Apr 10, 2019
Latest Action
Apr 10, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
1126
Congress
116
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
West Virginia
Alabama
Delaware
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
New Hampshire
New Jersey
North Carolina
North Dakota
Pennsylvania
Mississippi
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Concentrating on High-value Alzheimer's Needs to Get to an End (CHANGE) Act of 2019

This bill modifies the requirements under Medicare for diagnosing and treating Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive impairments in older adults. Specifically, the bill expands the cognitive impairment detection benefit during annual wellness visits to require the use of validated detection tools and documentation of the results in the patient's medical record. Further, when a cognitive impairment is detected, the patient must be referred to an appropriate diagnostic service provider and other specified supports.

Additionally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services must implement Medicare policies that increase the identification and response to patients' Alzheimer's disease risk factors and incentivize providers to utilize high-quality cognitive impairment diagnosis practices.

Text (1)
April 10, 2019
Actions (2)
04/10/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
04/10/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Apr 11, 2019 4:57:12 AM
Updated
Jun 11, 2021 9:58:56 PM