• Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to the Medicare Durable Medical 
Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive acquisition program.
  • Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services from accepting a bid from an entity for an area unless it: (1) meets state licensure requirements for the area for all items in the submitted bid for a product category, and (2) has obtained a bid surety bond of between $50,000 and $100,000 for each such area.
  • Prescribes requirements for the treatment of losing bidders and successful bidders that do not accept a contract.
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Fast Facts

 

  • Introduced Jan. 12 by Rep. Patrick Tiberi, R-Ohio, and Rep. John Larson, D-Conn.
  • Had 63 co-sponsors from 27 states
  • Also referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee
  • Related to HR 2: Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015
  • Identical to S148 in the Senate

 

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