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HR 4015 - SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 - Key Vote

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Joe Pitts voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (238-181) - (Key vote)

Title: SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the penalties for an individual who does not maintain health insurance and amends the calculation of Medicare payment rates to physicians.

Highlights:
  • Requires the monthly penalty be $0 for an individual who does not maintain “minimum essential” health insurance coverage for any month until January 1, 2019 (Sec. 10).
  • Amends the implementation date for certain penalties for an individual who does not maintain “minimum essential” health insurance coverage from 2015 to 2019 (Sec. 10).
  • Requires the current method used to calculate Medicare payments to physicians for primary care services to end in 2013 (Sec. 2).
  • Establishes the following single conversion factors to be used to calculate the Medicare payments to physician for primary care services (Sec. 2):
    • 0.5 percent for each year from 2014 to 2018;
    • 0.0 percent for each year from 2019 to 2023;
    • 1.0 percent for each year after 2023 if the individual is a qualifying participant in the “advanced payment method” program; and
    • 0.5 percent for each year after 2023 if the individual is not a qualifying participant in the “advanced payment method program.  
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014

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