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H.R.4209: SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor John F. Tierney, D-Mass.
Total Cosponsors 6 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 12, 2014
Latest Major Action April 16, 2014
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Bill Summary

SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to: (1) end and remove sustainable growth rate (SGR) methodology from the determination of annual conversion factors in the formula for payment for physicians' services; (2) establish an update to the single conversion factor for 2014 through 2018 of 0.5%, (3) freeze the update to the single conversion factor at 0.00% for 2019 through 2023, and (4) establish an update of 1% for health professionals participating in alternative payment models (APMs) and an update of 0.5% for all other health professionals after 2023.

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 their rate of increase) of items and services for which Medicare payment is made, and (2) total utilization and expenditures (and their rate of in...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 16, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
March 14, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
March 12, 2014 Referred to House Budget
March 12, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
March 12, 2014 Referred to House Ways and Means
March 12, 2014 Referred to House Energy and Commerce