H.R. 5943 (112th): Rural Hospital Access Act of 2012

Introduced:
Jun 08, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Tom Reed II
Representative for New York's 29th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 08, 2012
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1787 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Apr 26, 2013

S. 2620 (Related)
Rural Hospital Access Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 07, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 8, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 08, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 08, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for an extension of the Medicare-dependent hospital (MDH) program and the increased payments under the Medicare low-volume hospital program, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
67 cosponsors (37R, 30D) (show)
Committees

House Ways and Means

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6/8/2012--Introduced.
Rural Hospital Access Act of 2012 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to extend through FY2013: (1) the current methodology for payment to subsection (d) hospitals for inpatient hospital services furnished to individuals under the Medicare-dependent, small rural hospital (MDH) program, and (2) increased payments under the Medicare program for low-volume hospitals (with under 1,600 annual discharges).
(Generally, a subsection [d] hospital is an acute hospital, particularly one that receives payments under Medicare's inpatient prospective payment system [IPPS] when providing covered inpatient services to eligible beneficiaries.)
Directs the Comptroller General to study such programs.

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