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Medicare Rx 2000 Act (Introduced in the House)
SEC. 307. 10-YEAR PHASE IN OF RISK ADJUSTMENT BASED ON DATA FROM ALL
Section 1853(a)(3)(C)(ii) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.
1395w-23(c)(1)(C)(ii)) is amended--
(1) by striking the period at the end of subclause (II) and inserting a
(2) by adding after and below subclause (II) the following:
`and, beginning in 2004, insofar as such risk adjustment is based on data from
all settings, the methodology shall be phased in equal increments over a
10 year period, beginning with 2004 or (if later) the first year in
which such data is used.'.
Subtitle B--Preservation of Medicare Coverage of Drugs and
SEC. 311. PRESERVATION OF COVERAGE OF DRUGS AND BIOLOGICALS UNDER PART B OF
THE MEDICARE PROGRAM.
(a) IN GENERAL- Section 1861(s)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.
1395x(s)(2)) is amended, in each of subparagraphs (A) and (B), by striking
`(including drugs and biologicals which cannot, as determined in accordance
with regulations, be self-administered)' and inserting `(including drugs and
biologicals which are not usually self-administered by the patient)'.
(b) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendment made by subsection (a) applies to drugs
and biologicals administered on or after October 1, 2000.