Text: H.R.1416 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/09/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1416

To terminate application of sequestration to payment for certain physician-administered drugs under part B of the Medicare program.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 9, 2013

Mrs. Ellmers introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Budget, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means and 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


A BILL

To terminate application of sequestration to payment for certain physician-administered drugs under part B of the Medicare program.

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 “Cancer Patient Protection Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Termination of sequestration to payment for physician-administered drugs under part B of the Medicare program.

(a) In general.—Notwithstanding the presidential order issued on March 1, 2013, under section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901a), the budgetary resources sequestered under that order for payments for drugs and biologicals under section 1847A of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–4) shall be available for obligation for drugs and biologicals furnished on or after the date of the enactment of this Act in the same amount and manner as if such order had not been issued.

(b) Restoration of reduced payments.—Notwithstanding such presidential order and such section 251A, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall make such payments under part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act as may be required to reimburse for the reductions in the payments made under such order for drugs and biologicals described in subsection (a) and furnished on or after April 1, 2013, and before the date of the enactment of this Act.

(c) Construction.—Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting any other payments under title XVIII of the Social Security Act or any other Act (other than under this section) or as requiring or authorizing the reduction of other payments, under such title or otherwise, by virtue of the application of this section.