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

Introduced:
Jul 29, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Nancy Johnson
Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jul 29, 2005
Length
22 pages
 
Status

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

Progress
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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Cosponsors
49 cosponsors (39R, 10D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Ways and Means

Health

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7/29/2005--Introduced.
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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