All Information (Except Text) for S.2065 - Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Young, Todd C. [R-IN] (Introduced 11/02/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - Senate
Short Titles as Introduced
Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017
Dialysis Patient Access To Integrated-care, Empowerment, Nephrologists, Treatment, and Services Demonstration Act of 2017
Actions Overview (1)
|11/02/2017||Introduced in Senate|
11/02/2017 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|11/02/2017||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.|
Action By: Senate
11/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
|Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL]*||11/02/2017|
|Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]*||11/02/2017|
|Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]*||11/02/2017|
|Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]||11/07/2017|
|Sen. Cassidy, Bill [R-LA]||11/07/2017|
|Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]||11/07/2017|
|Sen. Heinrich, Martin [D-NM]||12/21/2017|
|Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS]||01/25/2018|
|Sen. Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS]||08/01/2018|
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|Senate Finance||11/02/2017||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Digestive and metabolic diseases
- Government information and archives
- Health care costs and insurance
- Health care coverage and access
- Health care quality
- Health information and medical records
- Health promotion and preventive care
- Hospital care
- Organ and tissue donation and transplantation
- Prescription drugs
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (11/02/2017)
Dialysis Patient Access to Integrated-care, Empowerment, Nephrologists, Treatment, and Services Demonstration Act of 2017 or the Dialysis PATIENTS Demonstration Act of 2017
This bill establishes a demonstration program for the provision of integrated care to Medicare beneficiaries with end-stage renal disease (ESRD).
Under the voluntary program, eligible participating providers may form organizations to offer ESRD integrated care models and serve as medical homes for program-eligible beneficiaries. Such a model: (1) shall cover medical and hospital services, other than hospice care, under Medicare; (2) must include benefits for transition into transplantation, palliative care, or hospice; and (3) may cover prescription drug benefits. An organization must offer at least one open network model but may also offer one or more preferred network models.
An organization shall return savings achieved under the models to program-eligible beneficiaries.
A beneficiary shall have the opportunity to: (1) opt out of the program, (2) make an assignment change into an open network model offered by a different organization, or (3) elect a preferred network model.
The bill establishes requirements regarding: (1) benefits for program-eligible beneficiaries who are also eligible for Medicaid benefits, (2) program quality and reporting, (2) ESRD integrated care strategy, (3) program operation and scope, (4) beneficiary notification, and (5) payment.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission must, before 2025, submit to Congress an interim report on the program.