Text: H.R.3229 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/27/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3229


To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 27, 2015

Mr. Zeldin 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


A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Clarifying non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative wheelchairs and accessories.

Section 1834(a)(1)(F) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395m(a)(1)(F)) is amended—

(1) in clause (ii), by striking at the end “and”;

(2) in clause (iii), by striking at the end the period and inserting “; and”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new clause:

    “(iv) in the case of covered items furnished on or after January 1, 2016, the Secretary shall not apply this subparagraph or any other provision of this title to use information from the competitive acquisition program to determine payment amounts for items excluded from such competitive acquisition program, including all complex rehabilitative manual and power wheelchairs classified by the Secretary as of January 1, 2015, and, without limitation, any wheelchair accessory, cushion, or back when furnished in connection with a complex rehabilitative manual or power wheelchair.”.