H.R.4229 - Protecting HOME Access Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McMorris Rodgers, Cathy [R-WA-5] (Introduced 11/02/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/03/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4229 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/02/2017)
Protecting Home Oxygen & Medical Equipment Access Act of 2017 or the Protecting HOME Access Act of 2017
This bill: (1) requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to delay by one year the full implementation of new Medicare payment rates for durable medical equipment, and (2) revises a Medicare budget-neutrality requirement related to oxygen.
Under current law, the CMS may establish separate payment classes under Medicare for items of oxygen and related equipment only if doing so does not result in increased program expenditures. The bill provides an exception to this budget-neutrality requirement with respect to such items that are included in a competitive acquisition program.