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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality and Access Act of 2015

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modernize payments for ambulatory surgical centers under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

03/18/2015 Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

03/27/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
03/20/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
03/18/2015 Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
03/18/2015 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
03/18/2015 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/18/2015 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (92)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Westmoreland, Lynn A. [R-GA-3]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Burgess, Michael C. [R-TX-26]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24]* 03/18/2015
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-9]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Murphy, Patrick [D-FL-18]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Roe, David P. [R-TN-1]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Palazzo, Steven M. [R-MS-4]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33]* 03/18/2015
Rep. Heck, Joseph J. [R-NV-3] 03/24/2015
Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] 03/24/2015
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 03/24/2015
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4] 04/14/2015
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 04/15/2015
Rep. Young, Todd C. [R-IN-9] 04/22/2015
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 05/12/2015
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 05/18/2015
Rep. Fleischmann, Charles J. "Chuck" [R-TN-3] 05/19/2015
Rep. Ellmers, Renee L. [R-NC-2] 06/10/2015
Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1] 06/10/2015
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 06/24/2015
Rep. Jolly, David W. [R-FL-13] 06/25/2015
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8] 07/09/2015
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 07/13/2015
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 07/21/2015
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 07/22/2015
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 07/31/2015
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 07/31/2015
Rep. Lamborn, Doug [R-CO-5] 10/06/2015
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 10/08/2015
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 10/08/2015
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 10/16/2015
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 10/20/2015
Rep. DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN-4] 10/20/2015
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 10/21/2015
Rep. Flores, Bill [R-TX-17] 10/23/2015
Rep. Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8] 10/26/2015
Rep. Price, Tom [R-GA-6] 10/27/2015
Rep. Nugent, Richard B. [R-FL-11] 11/02/2015
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4] 11/03/2015
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 11/03/2015
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 11/04/2015
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 11/04/2015
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 11/16/2015
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 11/16/2015
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 11/18/2015
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 11/19/2015
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] 12/08/2015
Rep. Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] 12/15/2015
Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7] 02/09/2016
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 02/24/2016
Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] 02/24/2016
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 03/14/2016
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 03/17/2016
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-22] 04/12/2016
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 04/12/2016
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9] 05/10/2016
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 05/26/2016
Rep. Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8] 06/07/2016
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 06/14/2016
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-20] 06/15/2016
Rep. Granger, Kay [R-TX-12] 06/28/2016
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11] 07/06/2016
Rep. Noem, Kristi L. [R-SD-At Large] 07/06/2016
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 07/06/2016
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 09/06/2016
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 09/07/2016
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 09/12/2016
Rep. Reichert, David G. [R-WA-8] 09/13/2016
Rep. Hensarling, Jeb [R-TX-5] 09/13/2016
Rep. Williams, Roger [R-TX-25] 09/13/2016
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 09/14/2016
Rep. Graves, Sam [R-MO-6] 09/14/2016
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2] 11/14/2016
Rep. Harris, Andy [R-MD-1] 11/15/2016
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 11/18/2016
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 12/08/2016

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce03/18/2015 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health03/20/2015 Referred to
House Ways and Means03/18/2015 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health03/27/2015 Referred to

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Subjects (10)

  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Advisory bodies
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Health care quality
  • Health facilities and institutions
  • Health information and medical records
  • Home and outpatient care
  • Medicare
  • Surgery and anesthesia

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Introduced in House (03/18/2015)

Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality and Access Act of 2015

Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require alignment of updates for ambulatory surgical center (ASC) services under a revised prospective payment system (PPS) with updates for hospital outpatient department (OPD) services.

Revises requirements for the reporting and applying of quality measure data by ASCs and hospital OPDs.

Revises requirements for the composition of the expert outside advisory panel the Secretary of Health and Human Services is required to consult during the annual review of the clinical integrity of the groups and payment weights in the PPS for OPD services. Requires the panel to include suppliers subject to the PPS as well as at least one ASC representative.

Requires the Secretary, when excluding from a final rule updating ASC lists a procedure whose inclusion was requested during the public comment period, to cite in the final rule specific criteria based on which the procedure was excluded. Requires the Secretary also to identify the peer reviewed research or the evidence upon which the exclusion is based if certain of those criteria are cited for it. Prohibits the Secretary from using or citing as a criterion or a basis for an exclusion that the procedure can only be reported using a Current Procedural Terminology unlisted surgical procedure code.