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

Introduced:
Apr 14, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Kerry
Senator from Massachusetts
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 14, 2011
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1543 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 14, 2011

 
Status

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

Progress
Introduced Apr 14, 2011
Referred to Committee Apr 14, 2011
 
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.

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Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (5D, 2R) (show)
Committees

Senate Finance

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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 be an inpatient with respect to satisfying the three-day inpatient hospital requirement in order to entitle the individual to Medicare coverage of any post-hospital extended care services in a skilled nursing facility (SNF).

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