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H.R. 2131: Medicare Advantage Quality Payment Relief Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 8, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2131

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 8, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Guthrie, and Mr. Michael F. Doyle of Pennsylvania) 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

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 2019.

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, 2020.