S.148 - Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Improvement Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 01/12/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/12/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.2, which became Public Law 114-10 on 4/16/2015.|
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Summary: S.148 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/12/2015)
Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Improvement Act of 2015
Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to the Medicare durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) competitive acquisition program.
Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services from accepting a bid from an entity for an area unless it: (1) meets state licensure requirements for the area for all items in the submitted bid for a product category, and (2) has obtained a bid surety bond of between $50,000 and $100,000 for each such area.
Prescribes requirements for the treatment of losing bidders and successful bidders that do not accept a contract.