H.R. 2692 (111th): CAH Designation Waiver Authority Act of 2009

Jun 03, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Mac Thornberry
Representative for Texas's 13th congressional district
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This bill was introduced on June 3, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 03, 2009
Referred to Committee Jun 03, 2009
Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to restore State authority to waive the 35-mile rule for designating critical access hospitals under the Medicare Program.


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32 cosponsors (17D, 15R) (show)

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CAH Designation Waiver Authority Act of 2009 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to the Medicare rural hospital flexibility program a state may establish.
Authorizes state designation of a Medicare critical access hospital (CAH), even if it does not comply with the requirement that it be located more than a 35-mile drive from another hospital, if it is certified by the state on or after enactment of this Act as being a necessary provider of health care services to residents in the area. (Thus restores state authority that existed before January 1, 2006, to waive the 35-mile rule.)

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