Senate Bill 3230
116th Congress(2019-2020)
TA SUPPORT Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jan 28, 2020
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S. 3230 (Introduced-in-Senate)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3230


To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of funding for technical assistance to small practices and practices in health professional shortage areas under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 28, 2020

Ms. Cortez Masto (for herself and Mr. Portman) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of funding for technical assistance to small practices and practices in health professional shortage areas under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).

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 “Technical Assistance for Small and Underserved Providers to Prevent Oversights and Refocus on Treatment Act” or the “TA SUPPORT Act”.

SEC. 2. Extension of funding for technical assistance to small practices and practices in health professional shortage areas under MIPS.

(a) In general.—Section 1848(q)(11)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–4(q)(11)(B)) is amended by striking “through 2020” and inserting “through 2025”.

(b) Study and report.—

(1) STUDY.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this subsection referred to as the “Secretary”) shall conduct a study on the impact of the technical assistance funded under paragraph (11) of section 1848(q) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–4(q)). Such study shall include an analysis of—

(A) the practices that have received technical assistance through such funding; and

(B) the progress that professionals in such practices have made to improve within the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under such section 1848(q); and

(C) the progress that professionals in such practices have made to transition to the implementation of and participation in an alternative payment model as described in section 1833(z)(3)(C) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1395l(z)(3)(C)).

(2) REPORT.—Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the study conducted under paragraph (1), together with recommendations for such legislation and administrative action as the Secretary determines appropriate.