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House Committee on Energy and CommerceHealthHouse Committee on Ways and MeansIntroducedJuly 31st, 2013
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Medicare Patient Access to Cancer Treatment Act of 2013
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish payment parity under the Medicare program for ambulatory cancer care services furnished in the hospital outpatient department and the physician office setting.
Medicare Patient Access to Cancer Treatment Act of 2013 - Expresses the sense of Congress that, to ensure the future of community cancer care, Medicare reimbursement should be equal for the same service provided to a cancer patient regardless of whether the service is delivered in the hospital outpatient department (OPD) or physician's office. Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) with respect to the prospective payment system (PPS) for OPD services to require that the payment amount under PPS and physician fee schedules for covered OPD cancer services be a budget neutral combination of the amount otherwise payable under the PPS and the amount otherwise payable under the physician fee schedule for such services.