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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee

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House Passes Bipartisan Legislation Granting Access to Home Dialysis Therapy

July 25, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan piece of legislation granting seniors with end-stage renal disease access to home dialysis therapy under Medicare. The bill, H.R. 3164, is included in the Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017 and was passed by voice vote. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) released the following statement:

“I am proud that the House of Representatives passed this bill enhancing care for patients suffering from end-stage renal disease. Our seniors deserve access to high quality care, and thanks to recent technological advances we can empower physicians to better deliver it. Allowing physicians to remotely monitor the efficacy of a patient’s treatment at home not only increases the comfort of patients, but can also reduce costly visits to medical facilities.”

Click here to view Congressman Black’s floor speech in support of H.R. 3164.

Click here for a joint release on the passage of H.R. 3164 through the Ways and Means Committee.

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Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. A nurse for more than 40 years, she serves as Chairman of the House Budget Committee and a member of the Ways and Means Committee.

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