Text: H.R.846 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/27/2013)

1st Session
H. R. 846

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure the continued access of Medicare beneficiaries to diagnostic imaging services.


February 27, 2013

Mr. Olson (for himself, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Roskam, Mr. Barrow of Georgia, Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mrs. Black, Mr. Coble, Mr. Ribble, Mr. Harper, Mr. McKinley, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Renacci, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Nunes, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Loebsack, Mr. Mulvaney, Mr. Crenshaw, Mr. Bucshon, Mr. Price of Georgia, Ms. Jenkins, Mr. Owens, Mr. Reed, Mr. Amodei, Mr. Kinzinger of Illinois, Mr. Schock, Mr. Braley of Iowa, Mr. Burgess, Mr. Harris, Mr. Rogers of Michigan, Mr. Heck of Nevada, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Griffin of Arkansas, Mr. Latta, Mr. Walden, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Matheson, and Mr. Terry) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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


To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure the continued access of Medicare beneficiaries to diagnostic imaging services.

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 “Diagnostic Imaging Services Access Protection Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Medicare payment for imaging services.

Section 1848(b)(4) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–4(b)(4)) is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(E) LIMITATION ON APPLICATION OF MULTIPLE PROCEDURE PAYMENT REDUCTION.—The Secretary may not apply a multiple procedure payment reduction policy to the professional component of imaging services furnished on or after 30 days after the date of the enactment of this subparagraph, until the Secretary publishes in the Federal Register the following:

“(i) An analysis of the information used in the final rule to implement the physician fee schedule under this section in 2013 to determine what, if any, efficiencies exist within the professional component of imaging services when 2 or more studies are performed on the same patient on the same day.

“(ii) Detailed information on—

“(I) which activities in the vignettes in such rule were assigned reduction percentages of 0, 25, 50, 75, and 100 percent;

“(II) how such percentage reductions for the pre-, intra-, and post-service work were determined and calculated; and

“(III) the clinical aspects that went into those decisions.”.