Summary: S.618 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.618. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.