S. 557: Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act of 2013

Mar 13, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Kay Hagan
Junior Senator from North Carolina
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S. 274 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 03, 2011


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 13, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Mar 13, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 13, 2013
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1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to medication therapy management under part D of the Medicare program.


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32 cosponsors (24D, 8R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Medication Therapy Management Empowerment Act of 2013 - Amends part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Chief Actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to Congress on whether or not the expansion of the definition of targeted beneficiary, with respect to medication therapy management, would, if implemented, reduce spending under Medicare. Requires the report to include a certification of any determination by the Chief Actuary that such expansion would reduce such spending.
Specifies such an expansion as targeted beneficiaries with a single chronic disease that accounts for high Medicare spending, including diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, dyslipidemia, respiratory disease (such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or chronic lung disorders), bone disease-arthritis (such as osteoporosis or osteoarthritis), rheumatoid arthritis, and mental health (such as depression, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder).
(Currently a targeted beneficiary must have multiple chronic diseases.)
Requires such an expansion to take place if the report contains the certification indicated.

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