H.R.1505 - VA Provider Pay Modernization Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] (Introduced 03/10/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/27/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1505 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/10/2017)
VA Provider Pay Modernization Act of 2017
This bill provides that market pay (one of the three salary components of Veterans Health Administration [VHA] physicians and dentists) shall be the same for each physician or dentist with the same specialty or assignment in the same Integrated Service Network (VISN).
The market pay of a physician or dentist may exceed the market pay generally available to a physician or dentist with the same specialty or assignment in the same VISN by up to 5%.
Such amount shall take into account the pay in the relevant health service area, as designated by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Market pay in a health professional shortage area for a physician's or dentist's specialty may exceed by up to 25% the market pay for a physician or dentist in a health service area with a specialty or assignment not relevant to the health professional shortage area.
The VA shall: (1) evaluate the market pay of a physician or dentist every 12 months; and (2) in implementing a promotion system, create parity between the grades and annual rates of basic pay for VHA employees performing similar duties in the same facility, regardless of service time.