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Introduced in Senate (03/13/2014)


113th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2144

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply Medicare competitive bidding to vacuum erection systems and to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to implement a national mail order program for such devices.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 13, 2014

Mrs. McCaskill introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply Medicare competitive bidding to vacuum erection systems and to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to implement a national mail order program for such devices.

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 “Preventing Unnecessary Medicare Payments (PUMP) Act of 2014”.

SEC. 2. Application of Medicare competitive bidding to vacuum erection systems and requiring a national mail order program for such devices.

(a) Inclusion in program.—Section 1847(a)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–3(a)(2)) is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(D) VACUUM ERECTION SYSTEMS.—Vacuum erection systems covered as prosthetic devices described in section 1861(s)(8) for which payment would otherwise be made under section 1834(h).”.

(b) National mail order program.—Section 1847(a)(1)(D) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–3(a)(1)(D)) is amended by adding at the end the following new clause:

“(iv) NATIONAL MAIL ORDER PROGRAM FOR VACUUM ERECTION SYSTEMS.—The Secretary shall phase in a national mail order program under this section for vacuum erection systems described in paragraph (2)(D). The first round of competition for such program shall occur in 2016, with contracts taking effect after the competition is completed. Chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code (commonly referred to as the ‘Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995’) shall not apply to the first round competition for such program.”.