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Text of the Hospital Reclassification Correction Act of 2010

This bill was introduced on May 28, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 28, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5474

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 28, 2010

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to reclassification of hospitals as rural referral centers under the Medicare Program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Hospital Reclassification Correction Act of 2010.

2.

Reclassification of hospitals as rural referral centers under the Medicare program

(a)

In general

Section 1886(d)(10)(D)(iii) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww(d)(10)(D)(iii)) is amended by inserting or a hospital which is the only subsection (d) hospital in its Metropolitan Statistical Area after under paragraph (5)(C).

(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to the application of guidelines to applications filed before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act for reclassifications for periods beginning on or after October 1, 2010.