House Bill 3173
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2021
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Passed House on Sep 14, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 13, 2021
Latest Action
Sep 15, 2022
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Bill
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3173
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117
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Health
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House Votes (1)
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Passed
September 14, 2022
Type
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Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
Summary

Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act of 2021

This bill establishes several requirements and standards relating to prior authorization processes under Medicare Advantage (MA) plans.

Specifically, MA plans must (1) establish an electronic prior authorization program that meets specified standards, including the ability to provide real-time decisions in response to requests for items and services that are routinely approved; (2) annually publish specified prior authorization information, including the percentage of requests approved and the average response time; and (3) meet other standards, as set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, relating to the quality and timeliness of prior authorization determinations.

Text (2)
September 14, 2022
Actions (15)
09/15/2022
Received in the Senate.
09/14/2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/14/2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H7796-7798)
09/14/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
09/14/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3173.
09/14/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H7796-7804)
09/14/2022
Ms. DelBene moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/14/2022
The Chair announced the Speaker's designation, pursuant to clause 7(a)(1) of rule XV, of H. R. 3173 as the measure on the Consensus Calendar to be considered this week.
09/14/2022
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
09/14/2022
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
09/14/2022
Assigned to the Consensus Calendar, Calendar No. 2.
07/12/2022
Motion to place bill on Consensus Calendar filed by Ms. DelBene.
05/14/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
05/13/2021
Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
05/13/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
May 14, 2021 7:12:13 AM
Record Updated
Oct 26, 2022 4:00:17 PM