H.R. 2375: Transparency and Accountability in Medicare Bidding Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jun 14, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Glenn Thompson
Representative for Pennsylvania's 5th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 14, 2013
Length
8 pages
 
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 14, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jun 14, 2013
Referred to Committee Jun 14, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

2% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To delay for at least 6 months the implementation of round 1 recompete and round 2 of the Medicare durable medical equipment (DME) competitive bidding program and of the national mail order program for diabetic testing supplies to permit Congress an opportunity to reform the competitive bidding program, to provide for an evaluation of that program by an auction expert team, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
36 cosponsors (27R, 9D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Ways and Means

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/14/2013--Introduced.
Transparency and Accountability in Medicare Bidding Act of2013 - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to delay from July 1, 2013, to a date no earlier than December 31, 2013, the implementation of: (1) round 2 of the durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program under title XVIII (Medicare) the Social Security Act; and (2) the Medicare single payment amounts under the national mail order competition for diabetic supplies.
Directs the Secretary to delay the start of round 1 recompete of such DMEPOS competitive bidding program from January 1, 2014, to a date no earlier than six months after the initial implementation of round 2.
Requires the Secretary, acting through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, to contract three auction experts, a health economist, and an econometrician to work collectively as an auction expert team, led by the auction experts, to independently review and assess all aspects of round 1 re-bid and round 2 of the DMEPOS competitive bidding program, including its design, development, implementation, adequacy of support for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic illness or disabilities, market fairness, sustainability, and functioning.

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