Summary: H.R.2779 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/06/2017)

Assessing Critical Care Efforts to Strengthen Services (ACCESS) Act of 2017

This bill amends title XI (General Provisions) of the Social Security Act to establish a Medicaid payment model demonstration project for recruiting and retaining physicians to serve low-income individuals residing in counties in which at least 35% of residents are enrolled in Medicaid. In evaluating such a test model, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation must assess: (1) the model's applicability to informing national strategies; and (2) the degree to which Medicaid payment strategies reduce emergency-department utilization and improve access, outcomes, and patient satisfaction.