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TIBERI STATEMENT ON SENATE PASSAGE OF MEDICARE REFORM BILL

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Washington, April 15, 2015 | comments

U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH), a member of the Ways and Means Committee released the following statement regarding the Senate passage of H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act:

 

“Sending H.R. 2, the Medicare reform bill that fixes the Sustainable Growth Rate and makes structural reforms to Medicare, to the president’s desk is a win for all Americans. It puts Medicare on a more sustainable path for our seniors. I am also pleased that my measure to require binding bids in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ durable medical equipment competitive bidding program was included in this bill. It will bring more transparency to the process for equipment suppliers and ensure seniors who rely on things like oxygen and wheelchairs have access to higher quality services and equipment, ultimately improving health outcomes.”

 

Notes:

More information can be found about Congressman Tiberi and Congressman John Larson’s (D-CT) Medicare Competitive Bidding Improvement measure here.

 

The larger bill, H.R. 2, permanently replaces Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate for the physician payment system with a long-term solution that improves the Medicare payment system and extends the State Children’s Health Insurance Program through fiscal year 2017. Details about the bill can be found here