Summary: S.3504 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.3504. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (12/06/2016)

Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2016

This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to:

  • extend the Independence at Home demonstration program;
  • modify provisions regarding access to home dialysis therapy under Medicare and special needs plans under Medicare Advantage (MA);
  • expand testing of the MA Value-Based Insurance Design test model;
  • allow an MA plan to provide additional telehealth benefits to enrollees and, to chronically ill enrollees, certain supplemental health care benefits;
  • modify other provisions regarding the use of telehealth services;
  • allow prospective, voluntary assignment of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries to accountable care organizations (ACOs); and
  • allow ACOs to operate beneficiary incentive programs.