H.R.2869 - Medicare Patient Access to Cancer Treatment Act of 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
Summary: H.R.2869 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)
Introduced in House (07/31/2013)
Medicare Patient Access to Cancer Treatment Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that, to ensure the future of community cancer care, Medicare reimbursement should be equal for the same service provided to a cancer patient regardless of whether the service is delivered in the hospital outpatient department (OPD) or physician's office.
Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) with respect to the prospective payment system (PPS) for OPD services to require that the payment amount under PPS and physician fee schedules for covered OPD cancer services be a budget neutral combination of the amount otherwise payable under the PPS and the amount otherwise payable under the physician fee schedule for such services.