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H.R. 3730 (115th): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative manual wheelchairs and accessories.

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 11, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3730

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 11, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Mr. Blum, Mr. Reed, Mr. Kind, Mr. Amodei, Ms. Bonamici, Mrs. McMorris Rodgers, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Joyce of Ohio, Mr. Moulton, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Latta, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Sires, Mr. Turner, Mr. Donovan, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Graves of Georgia, Ms. Jenkins of Kansas, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Nunes, Mr. Loebsack, Ms. Esty of Connecticut, Mr. Rush, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Pocan, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Keating, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Tonko, and Mr. Bost) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative manual wheelchairs and accessories.

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Clarifying non-application of Medicare competitive acquisition rates to complex rehabilitative manual wheelchairs and accessories

Section 1834(a)(1)(F) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395m(a)(1)(F)) is amended—

(1)

in clause (ii), by striking at the end and;

(2)

in clause (iii), by striking at the end the period and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following new clause:

(iv)

in the case of covered items furnished on or after the date that is 30 days after the date of the enactment of this clause, the Secretary shall not apply this subparagraph or any other provision of this title to use information from the competitive acquisition program to determine payment amounts for all complex rehabilitative manual wheelchairs classified by the Secretary as of January 1, 2015, and, without limitation, any wheelchair accessory, cushion, or back when furnished in connection with a complex rehabilitative manual wheelchair.

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