H.R. 3565 (107th): Nursing Home Security Act of 2001

107th Congress, 2001–2002. Text as of Dec 20, 2001 (Introduced).

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HR 3565 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3565

To amend title XIX to increase the Federal medical assistance percentage under the Medicaid Program for nursing facilities with a high proportion of Medicaid patients.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 20, 2001

Mr. BARRETT of Wisconsin introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend title XIX to increase the Federal medical assistance percentage under the Medicaid Program for nursing facilities with a high proportion of Medicaid patients.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Nursing Home Security Act of 2001’.

SEC. 2. INCREASE IN MEDICAID FMAP FOR NURSING FACILITIES WITH A HIGH PROPORTION OF MEDICAID PATIENTS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Section 1905(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘Notwithstanding the first sentence of this subsection, the Federal medical assistance percentage otherwise determined shall be increased by 10 percentage points for nursing facility services furnished by a nursing facility in a quarter if (A) on average during the quarter at least 85 percent of the residents of the facility are entitled to have payment made for such services under this title and (B) the State provides assurances satisfactory to the Secretary that additional payments to the State resulting from such increase are used exclusively to provide for an increase in payments to such facilities and do not result in a reduction in aggregate State expenditures for nursing facilities under the State plan.’.

    (b) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to payments to States for nursing facility services under title XIX of the Social Security Act furnished on or after January 1, 2002.