Federal - HR 3263

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the Medicare independence at home medical practice demonstration program.

Introduced

July 17, 2017

Description

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the Medicare independence at home medical practice demonstration program.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 13

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  • Dec. 21, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Rice, K. (D-N.Y.)
  • Dec. 6, 2017 — Reported to the House amended by the House Energy and Commerce Committee and ordered printed. H Rept 115-446, Pt. 1Congressional Record p. H9708

  • Nov. 29, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Sessions, (R-Texas)
  • Oct. 12, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Bilirakis, (R-Fla.)Cramer, (R-N.D.)Lujan Grisham, M. (D-N.M.)
  • Oct. 4, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

    Oct. 4, 2017 — Committee Vote: Medicare Independence At Home Demonstration Program — Manager's Amendment
      Burgess, R-Texas —

    Manager's Amendment that would add language to make the short title of the bill the "Independence at Home Demonstration Improvement and Extension Act of 2017."

    It also would specify that applicable beneficiaries that participate in the demonstration program due to the increase in the number of participants allowed would be considered in the spending target estimates for independence at home medical practices and the incentive payment calculations if actual expenditures for the year are less than the estimated spending target for the year.

    It also would specify that the bill would take effect as if included in the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148).

    Manager's Amendment that would add language to make the short title of the bill the "Independence at Home Demonstration Improvement and Extension Act of 2017."

    It also would specify that applicable beneficiaries that participate in the demonstration program due to the increase in the number of participants allowed would be considered in the spending target estimates for independence at home medical practices and the incentive payment calculations if actual expenditures for the year are less than the estimated spending target for the year.

    It also would specify that the bill would take effect as if included in the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148).

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Oct. 4, 2017 — Committee Vote: Medicare Independence At Home Demonstration Program — Vote to Report

    Allow an agreement with independence at home medical practice under the Medicare Independence At Home Demonstration Program to cover a seven-year period. It also would increase to 15,000 the number of applicable beneficiaries that may participate in the demonstration program.

    It also would direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct an independent evaluation of the demonstration program and submit to Congress a final report, including best practices under the demonstration program and, to the extent practicable, about the use of electronic health information systems.

    It also would require the secretary to terminate an agreement with an independence at home medical practice if the secretary determines that the practice did not achieve savings for the third of three consecutive years under the demonstration program.

    As amended, it would specify that applicable beneficiaries that participate in the demonstration program due to the increase in the number of participants allowed would be considered in the spending target estimates for independence at home medical practices and the incentive payment calculations if actual expenditures for the year are less than the estimated spending target for the year.

    It also would specify that the bill would take effect as if included in the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148).

    Allow an agreement with independence at home medical practice under the Medicare Independence At Home Demonstration Program to cover a seven-year period. It also would increase to 15,000 the number of applicable beneficiaries that may participate in the demonstration program.

    It also would direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct an independent evaluation of the demonstration program and submit to Congress a final report, including best practices under the demonstration program and, to the extent practicable, about the use of electronic health information systems.

    It also would require the secretary to terminate an agreement with an independence at home medical practice if the secretary determines that the practice did not achieve savings for the third of three consecutive years under the demonstration program.

    As amended, it would specify that applicable beneficiaries that participate in the demonstration program due to the increase in the number of participants allowed would be considered in the spending target estimates for independence at home medical practices and the incentive payment calculations if actual expenditures for the year are less than the estimated spending target for the year.

    It also would specify that the bill would take effect as if included in the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148).

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.
  • Sept. 13, 2017 — Subcommittee consideration and markup held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health.

    Sept. 13, 2017 — Subcommittee Vote: Medicare Independence At Home Demonstration Program — Vote to Approve

    Allow an agreement with independence at home medical practice under the Medicare Independence At Home Demonstration Program to cover a seven-year period. It also would increase to 15,000 the number of applicable beneficiaries that may participate in the demonstration program.

    It also would direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct an independent evaluation of the demonstration program and submit to Congress a final report, including best practices under the demonstration program and, to the extent practicable, about the use of electronic health information systems.

    It also would require the secretary to terminate an agreement with an independence at home medical practice if the secretary determines that the practice did not achieve savings for the third of three consecutive years under the demonstration program.

    Allow an agreement with independence at home medical practice under the Medicare Independence At Home Demonstration Program to cover a seven-year period. It also would increase to 15,000 the number of applicable beneficiaries that may participate in the demonstration program.

    It also would direct the secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct an independent evaluation of the demonstration program and submit to Congress a final report, including best practices under the demonstration program and, to the extent practicable, about the use of electronic health information systems.

    It also would require the secretary to terminate an agreement with an independence at home medical practice if the secretary determines that the practice did not achieve savings for the third of three consecutive years under the demonstration program.

    Approved for full committee consideration by voice vote.
  • Sept. 12, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Chu, (D-Calif.)Doggett, (D-Texas)Johnson, B. (R-Ohio)
    Clarke, Y. (D-N.Y.)Garamendi, (D-Calif.)
  • July 17, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 3

    Dingell, (D-Mich.)Roskam, (R-Ill.)Thompson, M. (D-Calif.)
  • July 17, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Energy and Commerce, House Ways and Means.Congressional Record p. H5920