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H.R. 8505: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a one-year waiver of budget neutrality adjustments under the Medicare physician fee schedule, and for other purposes.

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Michael Burgess

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 26th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Length: 3 pages
Oct 2, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Oct 2, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 2, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Healio: ACR, medical societies lobby for legislation ensuring 'overdue' E/M rate increases
    — Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26] (Sponsor) on Nov 17, 2020

Health Care Business: Bipartisan bill aims to stop CMS from slashing imaging reimbursement
    — Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26] (Sponsor) on Oct 14, 2020

BioWorld: Medicare imaging stakeholders urge waiver of budget neutrality for MPFS
    — Rep. Michael Burgess [R-TX26] (Sponsor) on Oct 13, 2020

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Oct 2, 2020

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