Text: H.R.6427 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (11/18/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6427

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an update under the Medicare physician fee schedule through 2011.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 18, 2010

Mr. Dingell (for himself, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Levin, Mr. Stark, and Mr. Pallone) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means and the Budget, 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 provide for an update under the Medicare physician fee schedule through 2011.

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 Physician Payment Update Extension Act”.

SEC. 2. Medicare physician payment update through 2011.

(a) Update for December of 2010.—Section 1848(d)(11) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–4(d)(11)) is amended—

(1) in the heading, by striking “November” and inserting “December”;

(2) in subparagraph (A), by striking “November 30” and inserting “December 31”; and

(3) in subparagraph (B), by striking “for the period beginning on December 1, 2010, and ending on December 31, 2010, and”.

(b) Update for 2011.—Section 1848(d) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–4(d)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(12) UPDATE FOR 2011.—

“(A) IN GENERAL.—Subject to paragraphs (7)(B), (8)(B), (9)(B), (10)(B), and (11)(B), in lieu of the update to the single conversion factor established in paragraph (1)(C) that would otherwise apply for 2011, the update to the single conversion factor shall be 1 percent.

“(B) NO EFFECT ON COMPUTATION OF CONVERSION FACTOR FOR 2012 AND SUBSEQUENT YEARS.—The conversion factor under this subsection shall be computed under paragraph (1)(A) for 2012 and subsequent years as if subparagraph (A) had never applied.”.

SEC. 3. Paygo compliance.

The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled “Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation” for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.