H.R. 3617 (109th): Medicare Value-Based Purchasing for Physicians’ Services Act of 2005

Jul 29, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Nancy Johnson
Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district
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Jul 29, 2005
22 pages

This bill was introduced on July 29, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 29, 2005
Referred to Committee Jul 29, 2005
Full Title

To amend part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for value-based purchasing in the payment for physicians' services under the Medicare Program, and for other purposes.


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49 cosponsors (39R, 10D) (show)

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Medicare Value-Based Purchasing for Physicians' Services Act of 2005 - Amends part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for value-based purchasing in the payment for physicians' services under the Medicare program. Establishes updates to the single conversion factor for 2006 through 2009 and succeeding years for such services.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: (1) provide, as part of the rulemaking process, for the selection of quality measures (Q-measures) and efficiency measures (E-measures) meeting specified general requirements; and (2) determine a single rating of each billing unit based on Q and E measures, and disclose to the public whether a particular billing unit met performance objectives.
Requires the Secretary to establish such performance objectives, and base upon them any increased updates in the payment for physician services.

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