Text: H.R.4543 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/01/2014)


113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4543


To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to apply CMMI waiver authority to PACE programs in order to foster innovations in such programs, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 1, 2014

Mr. Smith of New Jersey (for himself, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Honda, and Ms. Speier) introduced the following bill; which was referred 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


A BILL

To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to apply CMMI waiver authority to PACE programs in order to foster innovations in such programs, and for other purposes.

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 “PACE Pilot Act of 2014”.

SEC. 2. Applying CMMI waiver authority to foster innovations in PACE programs.

(a) In general.—Section 1115A(d)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1315a(d)(1)) is amended—

(1) by inserting “(other than subsections (b)(1)(A) and (c)(5) of section 1894)” after “XVIII”; and

(2) by striking “and 1903(m)(2)(A)(iii)” and inserting “1903(m)(2)(A)(iii), and 1934 (other than subsections (b)(1)(A) and (c)(5) of such section)”.

(b) Sense of the House of Representatives.—It is the sense of the House of Representatives that the Secretary of Health and Human Services should use the waiver authority provided under the amendments made by this section to provide, in a budget neutral manner, programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE programs) with increased operational flexibility to support the ability of such programs to improve and innovate and to reduce technical and administrative barriers that have hindered enrollment in such programs.