H.R. 6490 (112th): Medicare DMEPOS Market Pricing Program Act of 2012

Introduced:
Sep 21, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Tom Price
Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 21, 2012
Length
48 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1717 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 24, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 21, 2012
Referred to Committee Sep 21, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a market pricing program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) under part B of the Medicare program.

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Cosponsors
94 cosponsors (64R, 30D) (show)
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House Energy and Commerce

House Ways and Means

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9/21/2012--Introduced.
Medicare DMEPOS Market Pricing Program Act of 2012 - Amends part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a market pricing program for durable medical equipment (DME), prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) as a replacement for the competitive acquisition program for DMEPOS, which is hereby terminated.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) conduct annual market-priced auctions from among entities supplying market priced items and services in an eligible market area selected in the auction design, (2) establish a lead product for each of specified product categories, and (3) award a contract to any entity in an eligible market area in which an auction is conducted whose bid is below a clearing price equal to the highest cost bid that will meet capacity targets in the market area.
Requires the Secretary to contract with an auction expert to assist in, and a market monitor to monitor, the design, development, and functioning of the auction.
Adjusts the covered DME item update for 2012 through 2014 and each subsequent year.

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