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Short Titles as Introduced

Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to encourage Medicare beneficiaries to voluntarily adopt advance directives guiding the medical care they receive.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/11/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date All Actions
07/20/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
07/14/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
07/11/2017Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/11/2017Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/11/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 07/11/2017
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27]* 07/11/2017
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 07/11/2017
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] 04/18/2018

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce07/11/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health07/14/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means07/11/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health07/20/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/11/2017)

Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act

This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to establish an Advance Directive Certification Program. Under the program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shall grant accreditation to advance directive vendors that meet specified accreditation criteria.

CMS shall establish procedures for an eligible beneficiary to register the adoption of a certified advance directive under the program. Beneficiary registration in the program shall be optional, but each eligible beneficiary who adopts and registers a certified advance directive shall receive a one-time incentive payment.

CMS shall provide for related education and outreach.