H.R.4492 - Medicare Health Plan Fair Payment Act105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Nussle, Jim [R-IA-2] (Introduced 08/06/1998)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Commerce|
|Latest Action:||08/28/1998 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (08/06/1998)
[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4492 Introduced in House (IH)] 105th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4492 To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the budget neutrality adjustment factor used in calculating the blended capitation rate for Medicare+Choice organizations. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES August 6, 1998 Mr. Nussle (for himself, Ms. Hooley of Oregon, Mr. Poshard, Mr. Smith of Oregon, Mr. Leach, Mr. Ganske, Mr. Barrett of Nebraska, Ms. Dunn, Mr. McGovern, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Stupak, Mr. Barrett of Wisconsin, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. McDermott, and Ms. Furse) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the budget neutrality adjustment factor used in calculating the blended capitation rate for Medicare+Choice organizations. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Medicare Health Plan Fair Payment Act''. SEC. 2. ELIMINATION OF BUDGET NEUTRALITY ADJUSTMENT FACTOR IN CALCULATING THE BLENDED CAPITATION RATE FOR MEDICARE+CHOICE ORGANIZATIONS. (a) In General.--Section 1853(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-23(c)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (1)(A), by striking the comma at the end of clause (ii) and all that follows before the period at the end; and (2) by striking paragraph (5) and redesignating paragraphs (6) and (7) as paragraphs (5) and (6) respectively. (b) Conforming Amendments.-- (1) Section 1853(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-23(c)) is amended-- (A) in paragraph (1) in the matter proceeding subparagraph (A), by striking ``(6)(C) and (7)'' and inserting ``(5)(C) and (6)''; and (B) in paragraphs (1)(B)(ii) and (3)(A)(i), by striking ``(6)(A)'' and inserting ``(5)(A)''. (2) subsections (b)(3)(B)(ii) and (c)(3) of section 1859 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-29) are each amended by striking ``1853(c)(6).'' and inserting ``1853(c)(5).'' (c) Submission to Congress.--Not later than 20 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall submit to Congress a legislative proposal that provides for aggregate decreases in Federal expenditures under the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.) that are equal to the aggregate increases in such expenditures under such program resulting from the amendments made by subsections (a) and (b). (d) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall apply to payments made for periods beginning on or after January 1, 1999. <all>