S.618 - Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] (Introduced 02/28/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/28/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.618 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/28/2019)
Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act
This bill establishes a Medicare Advance Directive Certification Program. Under the program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shall grant accreditation to advance directive vendors that meet specified accreditation criteria.
The CMS shall establish procedures for an eligible beneficiary to register the adoption of a certified advance directive under the program. Beneficiary registration in the program shall be optional, but each eligible beneficiary who adopts and registers a certified advance directive shall receive a one-time incentive payment.
The CMS shall provide for related education and outreach.