Summary

                            To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the way beneficiaries are assigned under the Medicare shared savings program by also basing such assignment on primary care services furnished by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and clinical nurse specialists.

Introduced in House
ACO Assignment Improvement Act of 2017

This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to establish
additional requirements for assigning Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries to
accountable care organizations (ACOs) under the Medicare shared savings program.
Under current law, the program enables ACOs to receive payments for savings
stemming from care coordination and management.

The bill requires the basis for assignment to reflect beneficiaries' utilization
of not only primary care services provided by ACO physicians, but also those
provided by other ACO practitioners. Other ACO practitioners include physician
assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified
registered nurse anesthetists, certified nurse-midwives, clinical social
workers, clinical psychologists, and registered dieticians or nutrition
professionals.



                        

Actions

  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

    Mar 2nd, 2017
  • Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.

    Feb 17th, 2017
  • Referred to House Energy and Commerce

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Referred to House Ways and Means

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 16th, 2017
  • Introduced in House

    Feb 16th, 2017