H.R.4059 - Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Black, Diane [R-TN-6] (Introduced 11/18/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/20/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4059 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/18/2015)
Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act
This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to establish an Advance Directive Certification Program. Under the program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shall grant accreditation to advance directive vendors that meet specified accreditation criteria.
CMS shall establish procedures for an eligible beneficiary to register the adoption of a certified advance directive under the program. Beneficiary registration in the program shall be optional, but each eligible beneficiary who adopts and registers a certified advance directive shall receive a one-time incentive payment.
CMS shall provide for related education and outreach.