IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
May 26, 2011
Mr. Boozman (for himself and Mr. Pryor) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to approve waivers under the Medicaid Program under title XIX of the Social Security Act that are related to State provider taxes that exempt certain retirement communities.
This Act may be cited as the
Provider Tax Administrative
Simplification Act of 2011.
Provider tax rule exemption for certain continuing care retirement communities
In the case of a State that has a provider tax that does not apply to continuing care retirement communities or life care communities (as such terms are used for purposes of section 1917(g) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396p(g)) that have no beds that are certified to provide medical assistance (as such term is defined under section 1905(a) of such Act) under title XIX of the Social Security Act or that do not provide services for which payment may be made under title XIX of the Social Security Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall approve a waiver under section 433.68(e)(2)(iii) of title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations regardless of whether the Secretary determines that the State satisfies the requirements of section 433.68(e)(2)(iii)(B) of such title.