H.R.2959 - Accountable Care Promotion Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] (Introduced 06/18/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||06/19/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2959 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/18/2009)
Accountable Care Promotion Act of 2009 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to conduct a pilot program to test different payment incentive models designed to reduce the growth of expenditures and improve health outcomes in the provision to beneficiaries of items and services by qualifying accountable care organizations (ACOs) of physicians.
Specifies among payment incentive models a performance target model and a partial capitation model. Allows the Secretary to develop other models.