S. 818 (112th): Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2011


Apr 14, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Kerry

Senator from Massachusetts



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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2011
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare.

Summary (CRS)

4/14/2011--Introduced.Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to deem an individual receiving outpatient observation services in a hospital to ... Read more >

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Apr 14, 2011

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 818”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


7 cosponsors (5D, 2R) (show)
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H.R. 1543 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 14, 2011

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