IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 10, 2019
Mr. Daines (for himself and Mr. King) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Medicare Advantage Quality Payment Relief Act of 2019.
Relief from quality bonus penalty in calculation of the Medicare Advantage blended benchmark cap
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.
The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2020.