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H.R. 6142 (112th): Assuring Medicare Stability and Access for Seniors Act of 2012

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 18, 2012 (Introduced).


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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6142

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 18, 2012

(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

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend Medicare physician payment rates for 1 year.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Assuring Medicare Stability and Access for Seniors Act of 2012.

2.

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:

(14)

Update for 2013

(A)

In general

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.

(B)

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.

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