H.R.900 - ACO Assignment Improvement Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] (Introduced 01/30/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 01/30/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.900 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/30/2019)
ACO Assignment Improvement Act of 2019
This bill establishes additional requirements for assigning Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries to accountable care organizations (ACOs) under the Medicare shared savings program. Under current law, the program enables ACOs to receive payments for savings stemming from care coordination and management.
The bill requires the basis for assignment to reflect beneficiaries' utilization of not only primary care services provided by ACO physicians, but also those provided by other ACO practitioners—specifically, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and clinical nurse specialists.