H. R. 2505
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 21, 2015
Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania (for himself, Mr. Bilirakis, and Mr. Kind) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the annual reporting of data on enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans.
This Act may be cited as the
Medicare Advantage Coverage Transparency Act of 2015.
Requirement for enrollment data reporting for Medicare Advantage
Section 1859 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–28) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
Requirement for enrollment data reporting
Not later than May 1 of each year (beginning with 2016), the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate a report on enrollment data of the plan year ending before January 1 of such year. Such enrollment data shall be presented—
by zip code, congressional district, and State; and
in a manner that provides for such data for each MA–PD plan and for each MA plan that is not an MA–PD plan.
Delay of deadline
If the Secretary is unable to submit a report under paragraph (1) by May 1 of year for data of the plan year ending before January 1 of such year, the Secretary shall, not later than April 30 of such year notify the committees described in such paragraph of—
such inability, including an explanation for such inability; and
the date by which the Secretary will provide such report, which shall be not later than June 1 of such year.