H. R. 6142
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 18, 2012
Mr. Burgess (for himself, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Thornberry, Mr. Carter, and Mr. Flores) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend Medicare physician payment rates for 1 year.
This Act may be cited as the
Assuring Medicare Stability and Access for Seniors Act of
1-year extension of Medicare physician payment rates
Section 1848(d) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–4(d)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
Update for 2013
Subject to paragraphs (7)(B), (8)(B), (9)(B), (10)(B), (11)(B), (12)(B), and (13)(B), in lieu of the update to the single conversion factor established in paragraph (1)(C) that would otherwise apply for 2013, the update to the single conversion factor shall be zero percent.
No effect on computation of conversion factor for 2014 and subsequent years
The conversion factor under this subsection shall be computed under paragraph (1)(A) for 2014 and subsequent years as if subparagraph (A) had never applied.