Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act
Bill Number: HR-2
Public Law Number: 114-10
Enacted - Signed by the President
Once the president signs a bill, it becomes a law.
An act to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate and strengthen Medicare access by improving physician payments and making other improvements, to reauthorize the Children?s Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes.
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Other names for this bill
This bill regularly is referred to as MACRA - acronym for Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act.
It also is called the Permanent Doc Fix, because one of its main provisions prevents a situation in which doctors would have seen a 20-percent in Medicare reimbursement - which could have resulted in many refusing to take Medicare patients.
What this bill does
Among the provisions of this bill are...
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