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S. 3497 (115th): Medicare Advantage Quality Payment Relief Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 25, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3497

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 25, 2018

(for himself and Mr. King) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate a provision under the Medicare Advantage program that inadvertently penalizes Medicare Advantage plans for providing high quality care to Medicare beneficiaries.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Medicare Advantage Quality Payment Relief Act of 2018.

2.

Relief from quality bonus penalty in calculation of the Medicare Advantage blended benchmark cap

(a)

In general

Section 1853(n)(4) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–23(n)(4)) is amended by striking determined taking into account and inserting determined without regard to.

(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2019.