H.R.2506 - Seniors' Health Care Plan Protection Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16] (Introduced 05/21/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 114-158|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/16/2015 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 114. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2506 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to House amended, Part I (06/16/2015)
Seniors' Health Care Plan Protection Act of 2015
(Sec. 2) States the intent of Congress to: (1) continue to study and request input on the effects of socioeconomic status and dual-eligible populations on the Medicare Advantage (MA) STARS rating system before reforming it, and, pending study and input results; (2) delay Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services authority to terminate MA plan contracts solely on the basis of performance under the STARS rating system.
Amends part C (Medicare+Choice) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to prohibit the Department of Health and Human Services, through the end of plan year 2018, from terminating a contract with respect to the offering of an MA plan by a MA organization solely because the plan has failed to achieve a minimum quality rating under the 5-star rating system.