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H.R.4302: Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014

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Sponsor Joe Pitts, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced March 26, 2014
Latest Major Action April 1, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 - Title I: Medicare Extenders - (Sec. 101) Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) with respect to physician payment update to: (1) extend the update currently scheduled for January through March of 2014 to the entire calendar year of 2014, (2) freeze the update to the single conversion factor at 0.00% for January 1, 2015, through March 31, 2015, and (3) require that the conversion factor for April 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, and for 2016 and subsequent years be computed as if such freeze had never applied.

(Sec. 102) Extends: (1) the geographic practice cost index (GPCI) floor through April 1, 2015; (2) the therapy cap exceptions process through March 15, 2015; (3) add-on payments for ground ambulance and super rural ground ambulance services th...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 1, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-93.
April 1, 2014 Signed by President.
April 1, 2014 Presented to President.
April 1, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
March 31, 2014

Passed Senate, under the order of 3/27/14, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 64 - 35. Record Vote Number: 93.

March 31, 2014

Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to the measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 64 - 35. Record Vote Number: 92.

March 31, 2014 Motion to waive all applicable budgetary discipline with respect to the measure made in Senate.
March 31, 2014 Point of order that the measure violates Section 201(a) of S.Con.Res. 21, 110th Congress, raised in Senate.
March 31, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S1840, S1843-1849, S1851-1852, S1852-1856, S1859)
March 27, 2014 Received in the Senate, read twice.
March 27, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2700-2712)
March 27, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2730)
March 27, 2014 At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Pitts objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
March 27, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4302.
March 27, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2700-2718)
March 27, 2014 Mr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
March 26, 2014 Referred to House Budget
March 26, 2014 Referred to House Ways and Means
March 26, 2014 Referred to House Energy and Commerce