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S. 1776 - Medicare Physician Fairness Act of 2009

Health. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the update under the Medicare physician fee schedule for years beginning with 2010 and to sunset the application of the sustainable growth rate formula, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
Amendments:
4 proposed amendments. View amendments 
There have been no votes on passage on this bill.
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Medicare Physician Fairness Act of 2009

S. 1776 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Summary
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the update under the Medicare physician fee schedule for years beginning with 2010 and to sunset the application of the sustainable growth rate formula, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the update under the Medicare physician fee schedule for years beginning with 2010 and to sunset the application of the sustainable growth rate formula, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Medicare Physician Fairness Act of 2009
Sponsor
Debbie Stabenow
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Government information and archives
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health personnel
  • Medicare
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    Major Actions
    Introduced10/13/2009
    Amendments (4 proposed)
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenateMotion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 177610/21/2009This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate
    47 voted YES 53 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced10/13/2009
    10/13/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S10366-10367)
    10/13/2009Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
    Put on a legislative calendar10/14/2009Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 178.
    10/15/2009Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
    10/15/2009Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the bill presented in Senate.
    10/15/2009Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate.
    select this voteVote10/21/2009Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 1776
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
    S. Amdt. 2693Lincoln, Blanche [D-AR]October 19, 2009Offered on October 18, 2009.

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    S. Amdt. 2694Ensign, John [R-NV]October 20, 2009Offered on October 19, 2009.

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    S. Amdt. 2696Lincoln, Blanche [D-AR]October 21, 2009Offered on October 20, 2009.

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    S. Amdt. 2697Leahy, Patrick [D-VT]October 21, 2009Offered on October 20, 2009.

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    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    333 times as much
    $8,629,390
    $1,322,821
    $867,010
    $206,525
    $189,523
    $11,215,269
    $33,650
    $33,650

    opposed this bill

    10 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Medicare Physician Fairness Act of 2009

    10 organizations supported this bill

    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
    American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (2010, April 0). Reverse 21.2% Medicare CRNA and Physician Payment Cuts. Retrieved July 22, 2010, from American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
    American College of Cardiology
    American College of Cardiology (n.d.). Senate To Bring Up SGR Fix TODAY. Retrieved July 22, 2010, from American College of Cardiology.
    American College of Emergency Physicians
    American Medical Association (2009, October 15). THE SENATE MUST PASS S. 1776 THE “MEDICARE PHYSICIANS FAIRNESS ACT”. Retrieved July 22, 2010, from American College of Emergency Physicians.
    American College of Physicians
    Stubbs, Joseph M. (2009, October 21). ACP Statement on Senate vote, S. 1776. Retrieved July 22, 2010, from American College of Physicians.
    American Medical Association
    American Medical Association (n.d.). S. 1776: Medicare Physicians Fairness Act of 2009. Retrieved July 15, 2010, from American Medical Association.
    American Psychiatric Association
    American Psychiatric Association (2010, June 0). Medicare Payment to Physicians: SGR. Retrieved July 15, 2010, from American Psychiatric Association.
    American Society For Therapeutic Radiology And Oncology
    American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (n.d.). Key Bills in Congress. Retrieved July 22, 2010, from ASTRO Targeting Cancer.
    American Society of Clinical Oncology
    American Society of Clinical Oncology (2009, October 19). October 19: Call your Senators and urge them to support S. 1776, the repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate. Retrieved July 22, 2010, from American Society of Clinical Oncology.
    Medical Group Management Association
    Medical Group Management Association (2009, October 15). Urgent: Call your senators and urge support of legislation repealing SGR. Retrieved July 22, 2010, from Medical Group Management Association.
    Military Officers Association of America
    Military Officers Association of America (2009, October 21). MOAA Urges Congress to Stop MEDICARE/TRICARE Cuts. Retrieved July 22, 2010, from Military Officers Association of America.

    1 organization opposed this bill

    National Taxpayers Union
    Parde, Duane (2009, October 19). An Open Letter to the United States Senate: Don't Deceive Taxpayers by Hiding Health Care Reform Costs!. Retrieved July 22, 2010, from National Taxpayers Union.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$34,500$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$68,950$0
    John BarrassoRWY$163,050$0
    Max BaucusDMT$176,952$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$99,350$0
    Mark BegichDAK$44,958$0
    Michael BennetDCO$104,375$2,500
    Bob BennettRUT$11,000$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$82,881$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$11,950$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$222,680$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$314,359$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$7,700$0
    Jim BunningRKY$34,300$0
    Richard BurrRNC$159,409$0
    Roland BurrisDIL$3,000$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$28,300$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$110,351$0
    Ben CardinDMD$174,959$0
    Tom CarperDDE$28,320$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$188,360$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$169,350$7,000
    Tom CoburnROK$47,850$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$32,300$0
    Susan CollinsRME$123,600$1,000
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$73,750$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$324,776$5,000
    John CornynRTX$361,873$0
    Mike CrapoRID$48,827$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$81,452$0
    Chris DoddDCT$117,200$0
    Byron DorganDND$14,700$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$145,310$0
    John EnsignRNV$111,825$5,000
    Mike EnziRWY$56,550$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$238,696$250
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$79,100$0
    Alan FrankenDMN$174,360$500
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$193,275$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$73,663$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$103,127$0
    Judd GreggRNH$1,500$0
    Kay HaganDNC$45,150$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$195,700$0
    Orrin HatchRUT$82,950$1,500
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$140,149$0
    Jim InhofeROK$49,213$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$50,150$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$83,050$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$40,000$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$65,601$0
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    John KerryDMA$109,588$0
    Paul KirkDMA$0$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$88,455$0
    Herb KohlDWI$500$0
    Jon KylRAZ$294,282$5,400
    Mary LandrieuDLA$162,080$0
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$64,250$0
    George LeMieuxRFL$0$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$8,800$0
    Carl LevinDMI$64,300$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$228,150$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$188,150$1,000
    Dick LugarRIN$36,425$0
    John McCainRAZ$91,685$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$160,800$500
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$341,250$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$193,650$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$57,275$500
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$94,326$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$48,283$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$165,705$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$152,475$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$241,669$0
    Mark PryorDAR$52,295$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$58,950$0
    Harry ReidDNV$426,815$2,500
    Jim RischRID$15,050$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$116,000$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$123,700$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$52,500$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$137,900$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$50,200$1,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$62,280$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$12,050$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$58,160$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$304,733$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$228,956$0
    Jon TesterDMT$52,400$0
    John ThuneRSD$83,305$0
    Mark UdallDCO$143,340$0
    Tom UdallDNM$121,653$0
    David VitterRLA$310,426$0
    George VoinovichROH$28,825$0
    Mark WarnerDVA$147,102$0
    Jim WebbDVA$76,505$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$45,150$0
    Roger WickerRMS$126,875$0
    Ron WydenDOR$193,250$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$34,500$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$68,950$0
    John BarrassoRWY$163,050$0
    Max BaucusDMT$176,952$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$99,350$0
    Mark BegichDAK$44,958$0
    Michael BennetDCO$104,375$2,500
    Bob BennettRUT$11,000$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$82,881$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$11,950$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$222,680$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$314,359$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$7,700$0
    Jim BunningRKY$34,300$0
    Richard BurrRNC$159,409$0
    Roland BurrisDIL$3,000$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$28,300$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$110,351$0
    Ben CardinDMD$174,959$0
    Tom CarperDDE$28,320$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$188,360$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$169,350$7,000
    Tom CoburnROK$47,850$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$32,300$0
    Susan CollinsRME$123,600$1,000
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$73,750$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$324,776$5,000
    John CornynRTX$361,873$0
    Mike CrapoRID$48,827$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$81,452$0
    Chris DoddDCT$117,200$0
    Byron DorganDND$14,700$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$145,310$0
    John EnsignRNV$111,825$5,000
    Mike EnziRWY$56,550$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$238,696$250
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$79,100$0
    Alan FrankenDMN$174,360$500
    Kirsten GillibrandDNY$193,275$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$73,663$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$103,127$0
    Judd GreggRNH$1,500$0
    Kay HaganDNC$45,150$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$195,700$0
    Orrin HatchRUT$82,950$1,500
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$140,149$0
    Jim InhofeROK$49,213$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$50,150$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$83,050$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$40,000$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$65,601$0
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    John KerryDMA$109,588$0
    Paul KirkDMA$0$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$88,455$0
    Herb KohlDWI$500$0
    Jon KylRAZ$294,282$5,400
    Mary LandrieuDLA$162,080$0
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$64,250$0
    George LeMieuxRFL$0$0
    Patrick LeahyDVT$8,800$0
    Carl LevinDMI$64,300$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$228,150$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$188,150$1,000
    Dick LugarRIN$36,425$0
    John McCainRAZ$91,685$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$160,800$500
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$341,250$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$193,650$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$57,275$500
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$94,326$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$48,283$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$165,705$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$152,475$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$241,669$0
    Mark PryorDAR$52,295$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$58,950$0
    Harry ReidDNV$426,815$2,500
    Jim RischRID$15,050$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$116,000$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$123,700$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$52,500$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$137,900$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$50,200$1,000
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$62,280$0
    Richard ShelbyRAL$12,050$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$58,160$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$304,733$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$228,956$0
    Jon TesterDMT$52,400$0
    John ThuneRSD$83,305$0
    Mark UdallDCO$143,340$0
    Tom UdallDNM$121,653$0
    David VitterRLA$310,426$0
    George VoinovichROH$28,825$0
    Mark WarnerDVA$147,102$0
    Jim WebbDVA$76,505$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$45,150$0
    Roger WickerRMS$126,875$0
    Ron WydenDOR$193,250$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Physicians$8,629,390
    Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,322,821
    Nurses$867,010
    Health professionals$206,525
    Military$189,523

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Fiscal & tax policy$33,650
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