H.R.3406 - To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve measurements under the skilled nursing facility value-based purchasing program under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] (Introduced 06/21/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/24/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3406 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/21/2019)
This bill modifies requirements relating to the Medicare skilled nursing facility (SNF) value-based purchasing program, which provides incentive payments to SNFs based on their quality of care.
Currently, all Medicare SNFs are included in the program, and their quality of care is determined based on a hospital readmissions measure. The bill excludes from the program SNFs for which there is not a minimum number of applicable cases or measures, as set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), for the performance period. Additionally, the bill allows the CMS to apply up to 10 additional quality measures, including measures relating to patient safety and care coordination.