H.R. 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015

This was a vote to pass H.R. 2 in the Senate. The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), (H.R. 2, Pub.L. 114–10) commonly called the Permanent Doc Fix, establishes a new way to pay doctors who treat Medicare patients, revising the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. The reform is the largest in scale on the American health care system since the Affordable Care Act in 2010. It fixes the way Medicare doctors are reimbursed, fills in a funding gap and extends a popular children’s insurance program, CHIP.

MACRA related regulations also address incentives for use of health IT by physicians and other care providers.

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Congress
114th Congress
Date
Apr 14, 2015
Chamber
Senate
Number
#144
Question:
On Passage of the Bill in the Senate
Result:
Bill Passed

Key: R Yea D Yea R Nay
Seat position based on our ideology score.
Totals     Republican     Democrat     Independent
  Yea 92
 
 
 
92%
46 44 2
  Nay 8
 
 
 
8%
8 0 0
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