Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Small Supplier Fairness in Bidding Competition Act of 2013 - Amends part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance Benefits for Aged and Disabled) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 3, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare competitive acquisition program for durable medical equipment and prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS), and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Small Supplier Fairness in Bidding Competition Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. REPEAL OF MEDICARE DMEPOS COMPETITIVE ACQUISITION PROGRAM.

(a) In General.--Section 1847 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-3) is repealed. (b) Effective Date.-- (1) In general.--The repeal made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act. (2) Impact on current contracts.--In the case of any contract awarded under section 1847 of the Social Security Act before the date of the repeal of such section-- (A) the contract is terminated; (B) no payment shall be made under title XVIII of such Act on or after the date of the enactment of this Act based on such a contract; and (C) to the extent that any damages may be applicable as a result of the termination of such contracts, such damages shall be payable from the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund under section 1841 of such Act. (3) Construction.--Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to provide an independent cause of action or right to administrative or judicial review with regard to the termination provided under this subsection. (c) Report.--Not later...

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State: CA

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I support H.R. 27: Small Supplier Fairness in Bidding Competition Act of 2013 because...fixes issues with competitive bidding that promote corporate healthcare and pull the rug out from under small business. Corporate healthcare in the short term will save money and in the long term will cost more money and reduce access to services for seniors.

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RGonzales
CA-5
2 years ago

I support H.R. 27: Small Supplier Fairness in Bidding Competition Act of 2013 because... I own two independent pharmacies and employ 35 people between both. Small business is what drives our economy and under the current competetive bidding process most smaller suppliers, including myself, will be forced out of business.

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jlindberg
CA-20
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 27: Small Supplier Fairness in Bidding Competition Act of 2013 because you can't cancel existing contracts. That's bad business and wasted borrowed money.

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brookd007
TX-11
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/3/2013--Introduced.Small Supplier Fairness in Bidding Competition Act of 2013 - Amends part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance Benefits for Aged and Disabled) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare competitive acquisition program for durable medical equipment and prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS). Requires the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to report to Congress on the impact of competitive bidding on small clinical laboratories. Includes CMS (solely with respect to its capacity to issue rules governing the Medicare part B fee schedule for clinical laboratory services) as an agency for purposes of the requirement to assure the opportunity for participation of small entities in the making of rules which will have a significant economic impact on them.

H.R. 26The Deferred Benefits Adjustment Act H.R. 28The Working Families' Access to Health Innovations Act