S. 2243 (112th): Medicare Better Health Rewards Program Act of 2012

Mar 28, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 6232 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jul 31, 2012

Ron Wyden
Senior Senator from Oregon
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Last Updated
Mar 28, 2012
23 pages
Related Bills
S. 1228 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 26, 2013

H.R. 6232 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 31, 2012


This bill was introduced on March 28, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 28, 2012
Referred to Committee Mar 28, 2012
Full Title

A bill to establish a program to provide incentive payments to participating Medicare beneficiaries who voluntarily establish and maintain better health.


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Library of Congress Summary

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Medicare Better Health Rewards Program Act of 2012 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a three-year Better Health Rewards Program under which incentives are provided to Medicare beneficiaries who voluntarily agree to participate in the Program.
Directs the Secretary to establish standards for measuring better health targets and points for achieving them for participating Medicare beneficiaries, including those for: (1) an annual wellness visit, (2) tobacco cessation, (3) Body Mass Index (BMI), (4) a diabetes screening test, (5) cardiovascular disease screening, (6) cholesterol level screening, and (7) screening tests and specified vaccinations.
Requires the Secretary to make specified incentive payments to each participating Medicare beneficiary who achieves at least 20 points during a year.
Authorizes Medicare Advantage Plans, "Section 1876" health maintenance organization and competitive medical cost plans, and programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE) to make incentives to their enrollees to participate in a Better Health Rewards Program.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income any payment made under: (1) the Medicare Better Health Rewards Program; and (2) any other Better Health Rewards Program.

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