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House Committee on Energy and CommerceHealthHouse Committee on Ways and MeansIntroducedMarch 11th, 2009
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Medicare Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Fee Schedule Modernization Act of 2009
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into negotiated rulemaking to modernize the Medicare part B fee schedule for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests and to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to adjust the fee for collecting specimens for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests under the Medicare Program.
Medicare Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Fee Schedule Modernization Act of 2009 - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: (1) establish a negotiated rulemaking committee to negotiate and develop a proposed rule for a Medicare modernized clinical diagnostic laboratory fee schedule; (2) report to Congress on the fee schedule; and (3) promulgate final regulations to establish it if the committee reaches consensus. Directs the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MEDPAC) to report to Congress its own recommendations according to whether or not the committee does reach consensus. Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to establish as $6.04 for 2010 (and the preceding year's amount adjusted for inflation for subsequent years) the fee for collecting specimens for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests under the Medicare program.