What: Full Committee on Ways and Means Markup
Where: 1100 Longworth House Office Building
When: Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 2:00 PM
The Committee will consider the following:
Empowering Seniors’ Enrollment Decision Act of 2018 (H.R. 6662)
Sponsored by Reps. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Ron Kind (D-WI)
The Empowering Seniors’ Enrollment Decision Act of 2018 will codify existing regulation which allows for non-deemed Medicare Cost Plan enrollees to take advantage of the Special Enrollment Period (SEP) offered in statute to the deemed Medicare Cost Plan enrollees. This will ensure beneficiaries have adequate time to make a decision about their Medicare coverage and know that the plan they have chosen best fits their needs.
Fighting Fraud to Protect Care for Seniors Act of 2018 (H.R. 6690)
Sponsored by Reps. Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)
The Fighting Fraud to Protect Care for Seniors Act of 2018 establishes a three-year pilot program to test the use of smart card technology in the Medicare program.
Comprehensive Care for Seniors Act of 2018 (H.R. 6561)
Sponsored by Reps. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Lynn Jenkins (R-KS), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Judy Chu (D-CA)
The Comprehensive Care for Seniors Act of 2018 directs the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to finalize the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) regulations, originally proposed in August 2016, no later than December 31, 2018. The bill provides the Secretary with the flexibility to make updates and changes to the proposed regulation.
Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act of 2017 (H.R. 3635)
Sponsored by Reps. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) and Ron Kind (D-WI)
The Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act of 2017 provides transparency, certainty, and consistency for providers and beneficiaries through codifying the process for which Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) make local coverage determinations (LCDs) for their regions that impact access to technologies, procedures, and services in the Medicare Program.
Requesting the President to transmit to the House of Representatives certain documents in the possession of the President relating to the determination to impose certain tariffs and to the strategy of the United States with respect to China. (H. Res. 1018)
Sponsored by Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)