H.R.1160 - ACO Assignment Improvement Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] (Introduced 02/16/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/02/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1160 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/16/2017)
ACO Assignment Improvement Act of 2017
This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to establish additional requirements for assigning Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries to accountable care organizations (ACOs) under the Medicare shared savings program. Under current law, the program enables ACOs to receive payments for savings stemming from care coordination and management.
The bill requires the basis for assignment to reflect beneficiaries' utilization of not only primary care services provided by ACO physicians, but also those provided by other ACO practitioners. Other ACO practitioners include physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse-midwives, clinical social workers, clinical psychologists, and registered dieticians or nutrition professionals.