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(a) In General.--Section 1847 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-3) is repealed.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...