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Short Titles as Introduced

Medicare Common Access Card Act of 2015

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To establish a smart card pilot program under the Medicare program.


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Date
07/27/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
08/07/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
07/31/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/27/2015Referred 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/27/2015Referred 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/27/2015Referred 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/27/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Ways and Means07/27/2015 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health08/07/2015 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce07/27/2015 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health07/31/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/27/2015)

Medicare Common Access Card Act of 2015

This bill establishes a pilot program under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act for the purpose of utilizing smart card technology for Medicare beneficiary identification cards. A “smart card” is a secure, electronic, machine readable, fraud-resistant, tamper-resistant card that includes an embedded integrated circuit chip with a secure micro-controller.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) must conduct the pilot program in at least three areas in which there is a high risk for waste and abuse, and must give priority in the provision of cards to Medicare beneficiaries who self-identify as individuals whose personal identity and health information has previously been compromised.

In designing the program, CMS must include, among other provisions: (1) regular monitoring and review of Medicare billings and records in order to identify and address inaccurate changes and instances of waste, fraud, or abuse; and (2) reporting mechanisms for measuring Medicare cost savings attributable to the pilot program.

CMS must report to Congress on issues and recommendations related the pilot program within two years of program implementation.