H.R. 2033 (108th): Medicare Equity and Access Act

May 08, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on May 8, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

May 08, 2003
Jennifer Dunn
Representative for Washington's 8th congressional district
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May 08, 2003
12 pages
Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase the minimum percentage increase under the Medicare+Choice program, and for other purposes.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

House Energy and Commerce


House Ways and Means


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Medicare Equity and Access Act - Amends part C (Medicare+Choice) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for:
(1) a two-year increase in the minimum percentage increase used in the calculation of annual Medicare+Choice capitation rates;
(2) inclusion in the calculation of Medicare+Choice payment rates of the costs of Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs military facility services to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries; and
(3) preemption of duplicative State regulation.Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to:
(1) establish a program to provide financial incentive awards to Medicare+Choice organizations offering plans that demonstrate the provision of superior quality health care to enrollees;
(2) only award a National Performance Quality Award to Medicare+Choice organizations for plans that demonstrate superior quality in health care;
(3) only award a State Performance Quality Award to Medicare+Choice organizations for plans that demonstrate the highest quality in health care furnished in the State; and
(4) enter into an arrangement for the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences to study clinical outcomes, performance, and quality of care under the Medicare+Choice program.

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