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H.R.4015: SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014

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Sponsor Michael C. Burgess, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 118 (47 Democrats, 1 Independent, 70 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 6, 2014
Latest Major Action March 24, 2014
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Bill Summary

SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Amends part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to: (1) end with 2013 the current formula for an update to the single conversion factor in the formula for payment for physicians' services, (2) end and remove sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology from the determination of such annual conversion factors, (3) prescribe an update to the single conversion factor for 2014-2018 of 0.5%, (4) freeze the update to the single conversion factor at 0.00% for 2019-2023, and (5) establish for 2024 and subsequent years an update of 1% for health professionals participating in alternative payment models (APMs) and an update of 0.5% for all other health professionals.

Directs the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MEDPAC) to report to Congress on the relationship between: (1) physician and other health professional utilization and expenditures (and...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 24, 2014 Received in the Senate.
March 20, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
March 14, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
March 14, 2014

On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 238 - 181 (Roll no. 135). (text: CR H2439-2457)

March 14, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 191 - 226 (Roll no. 134).

March 14, 2014 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H2469)
March 14, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Loebsack motion to recommit with instructions, pending the reservation of a point of order. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment to add a section to the bill titled Prohibition on Medicare cuts or Vouchers. Subsequently, the reservation was withdrawn.
March 14, 2014 Mr. Loebsack moved to recommit with instructions to Ways and Means. (consideration: CR H2468-1470; text: CR H2468)
March 14, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H2468)
March 14, 2014 DEBATE - The House continued with debate on H.R. 4015.
March 14, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4015.
March 14, 2014 The resolution provides for one hour of debate on H.R. 3189. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule provides for a closed rule for H.R. 4015 with one hour of debate on the bill.
March 14, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 515. (consideration: CR H2439-2470)
March 13, 2014 Rule H. Res. 515 passed House.
March 12, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 515 Reported to House. The resolution provides for one hour of debate on H.R. 3189. The rule makes in order as original text for the purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Natural Resources now printed in the bill and provides that it shall be considered as read. The rule provides for a closed rule for H.R. 4015 with one hour of debate on the bill.
Feb. 7, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Feb. 6, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
Feb. 6, 2014 Referred to House Ways and Means
Feb. 6, 2014 Referred to House Energy and Commerce