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S. 148 (114th): Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Improvement Act of 2015

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A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require State licensure and bid surety bonds for entities submitting bids under the Medicare durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) competitive acquisition program, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Robert “Rob” Portman

Sponsor. Senator for Ohio. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 12, 2015
Length: 4 pages
Jan 12, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 12, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

See Instead

H.R. 284 (same title)
Enacted Via Other Measures — Mar 16, 2015


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Portman Applauds House Passage of Bill to Remove Bad Actors from CMS Bidding Process
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Sponsor) on Mar 16, 2015

Cardin, Portman, Larson and Tiberi Unite to Remove Bad Actors from CMS Bidding Process
    — Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 13, 2015

portman, cardin, Tiberi, larson unite to remove bad actors from cms bidding process
    — Rep. Patrick “Pat” Tiberi [R-OH12, 2001-2018] on Jan 13, 2015

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Jan 12, 2015

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S. 148 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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