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Short Titles as Introduced

ACO Improvement Act of 2016

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) program, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
09/21/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
09/28/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
09/21/2016Referred 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
09/21/2016Referred 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
09/21/2016Referred 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
09/21/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 09/21/2016

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means09/21/2016 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health09/28/2016 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce09/21/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/21/2016)

ACO Improvement Act of 2016

This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to allow an accountable care organization (ACO) to: (1) reduce or eliminate certain cost-sharing for primary care services provided within the ACO's network; (2) develop incentives to encourage patient engagement; (3) elect prospective assignment of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries; and (4) if specified requirements are met, distribute internal cost savings.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shall waive specified regulatory requirements for ACOs that have elected to share in both savings and losses under a "two-sided risk model."

In addition, the bill: (1) requires CMS to waive, with respect to certain ACOs, specified limitations regarding telehealth services; (2) allows certain ACOs to depart slightly from specified minimum enrollment requirements; (3) requires CMS to establish a demonstration project for allowing growth of certain prospective risk scores; (4) and allows CMS to make permanent certain ACO-related pilot programs that have been successful.