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Titles (2)

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Short Titles as Introduced

Medicare Equity and Access Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase the minimum percentage increase under the Medicare+Choice program, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
05/08/2003Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
05/20/2003Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
05/14/2003Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
05/08/2003Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
05/08/2003Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
05/08/2003Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/08/2003Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7]* 05/08/2003
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 05/08/2003

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means05/08/2003 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health05/14/2003 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce05/08/2003 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health05/20/2003 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/08/2003)

Medicare Equity and Access Act - Amends part C (Medicare+Choice) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for: (1) a two-year increase in the minimum percentage increase used in the calculation of annual Medicare+Choice capitation rates; (2) inclusion in the calculation of Medicare+Choice payment rates of the costs of Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs military facility services to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries; and (3) preemption of duplicative State regulation.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: (1) establish a program to provide financial incentive awards to Medicare+Choice organizations offering plans that demonstrate the provision of superior quality health care to enrollees; (2) only award a National Performance Quality Award to Medicare+Choice organizations for plans that demonstrate superior quality in health care; (3) only award a State Performance Quality Award to Medicare+Choice organizations for plans that demonstrate the highest quality in health care furnished in the State; and (4) enter into an arrangement for the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences to study clinical outcomes, performance, and quality of care under the Medicare+Choice program.