Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), (H.R. 2, Pub.L. 114–10) commonly called the Permanent Doc Fix, establishes a new way to pay doctors who treat Medicare patients, revising the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. The reform is the largest in scale on the American health care system since the Affordable Care Act in 2010. It fixes the way Medicare doctors are reimbursed, fills in a funding gap and extends a popular children’s insurance program, CHIP.[1]

There MACRA related regulations also address incentives for use of health IT by physicians. Wikipedia

Rumors have been flying around about Medigap Plans C and F and whether people can keep them or have to give them up.  That Act prohibits the sale of Medigap Plans C and F beginning in 2020, but only to newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries.

Congress did not prohibit the sale of these policies to people who were already eligible or enrolled in Medicare before 2020. Medicare beneficiaries eligible or enrolled in Medicare before 2020 can continue to purchase these two Medigap plans even beyond 2020.   Learn More ==> CA Health Advocates

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AHCA of 2017 §102 would add $422,000,000 for 2017

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