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Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to implement Medicare payment policies designed to improve management of chronic disease, streamline care coordination, and improve quality outcomes without adding to the deficit.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
12/06/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
12/08/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
12/06/2017Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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
12/06/2017Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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
12/06/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]* 12/06/2017

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Ways and Means12/06/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce12/06/2017 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health12/08/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (12/06/2017)

Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017

This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to:

  • extend the Independence at Home demonstration program;
  • modify provisions regarding access to home dialysis therapy under Medicare and special needs plans under Medicare Advantage (MA);
  • expand testing of the MA Value-Based Insurance Design test model;
  • allow an MA plan to provide additional telehealth benefits to enrollees and, to chronically ill enrollees, certain supplemental health care benefits;
  • modify other provisions regarding the use of telehealth services;
  • allow prospective, voluntary assignment of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries to accountable care organizations (ACOs);
  • allow ACOs to operate beneficiary incentive programs;
  • require the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish a process for Medicare prescription-drug plan sponsors to request certain claims data from the CMS;
  • require the CMS to study and report to Congress on long-term risk factors for chronic conditions among Medicare beneficiaries; and
  • eliminate annual funding available to the Medicare Improvement Fund and the Medicaid Improvement Fund beginning in FY2021.

The Government Accountability Office shall conduct studies on:

  • the establishment of a payment code for a visit for longitudinal comprehensive care planning services,
  • the extent to which Medicare prescription drug plans and private payors use programs that synchronize pharmacy dispensing to facilitate comprehensive counseling and promote medication adherence, and
  • the use of prescription drugs to manage the weight of obese patients and the impact of such drug coverage on patient health and health care spending.