Securing Fairness in Regulatory Timing Act of 2015by Representative Patrick J. Tiberi
Posted on 2015-12-10
TIBERI. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the
bill (H.R. 3831) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to
extend the annual comment period for payment rates under Medicare
Advantage, as amended.
The Clerk read the title of the bill.
The text of the bill is as follows: H.R. 3831 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 ``Securing Fairness in Regulatory Timing Act of 2015''.
SEC. 2. EXTENDING THE ANNUAL COMMENT PERIOD FOR PAYMENT RATES UNDER MEDICARE ADVANTAGE.
Section 1853(b)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-23(b)(2)) is amended-- (1) by inserting ``(or, in 2017 and each subsequent year, at least 60 days)'' after ``45 days''; and (2) by inserting ``(in 2017 and each subsequent year, of no less than 30 days)'' after ``opportunity''.
The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from Ohio (Mr. Tiberi) and the gentleman from California (Mr. Thompson) each will control 20 minutes.
The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Ohio.