Text: S.1114 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (04/10/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1114


To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate a provision under the Medicare Advantage program that inadvertently penalizes Medicare Advantage plans for providing high quality care to Medicare beneficiaries.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 10, 2019

Mr. Daines (for himself and Mr. King) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate a provision under the Medicare Advantage program that inadvertently penalizes Medicare Advantage plans for providing high quality care to Medicare beneficiaries.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Medicare Advantage Quality Payment Relief Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Relief from quality bonus penalty in calculation of the Medicare Advantage blended benchmark cap.

(a) In general.—Section 1853(n)(4) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–23(n)(4)) is amended by striking “determined taking into account” and inserting “determined without regard to”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2020.


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