S.2104 - Preserving Medicare Advantage for all Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH] (Introduced 09/30/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||09/30/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2104 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/30/2015)
Preserving Medicare Advantage for all Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2015
This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to: (1) temporarily prohibit the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid from terminating a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan contract solely because the MA plan fails to achieve a certain minimum quality rating, provided that the MA plan achieves a quality rating of at least two out of five stars; and (2) establish a demonstration project to provide funds to MA organizations for the development or expansion of programs or services to improve health care delivery and outcomes for enrollees of low socioeconomic status.
To qualify for demonstration project funding, an MA plan must meet specified requirements with respect to quality ratings and the percentage of plan enrollees either eligible for a low-income subsidy or dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. MA organizations receiving funds under the demonstration project must use those funds to target improvement by the MA plan with respect to certain quality rating measures.