P.L. 114–106, Approved December 18, 2015 (129 Stat. 2222)

Securing Fairness in Regulatory Timing Act of 2015

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SEC 1. [42U.S.C. 1305 note] CLARIFICATION OF WAIVER AUTHORITY REGARDING PACE PROGRAMS.

An Act to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the annual comment period for payment rates under Medicare Advantage. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. This Act may be cited as the “Securing Fairness in Regulatory Timing Act of 2015”.

Approved December 18, 2015.

SEC. 2. EXTENDING THE ANNUAL COMMENT PERIOD FOR PAYMENT RATES UNDER MEDICARE ADVANTAGE.

Section 1853(b)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w- 23(b)(2)) is amended

(1)  by inserting “(or, in 2017 and each subsequent year, at least 60 days)” after “45 days”; and

(2)  by inserting “(in 2017 and each subsequent year, of no less than 30 days)” after “opportunity”.