New Cosponsor — Dec 21, 2012
New Cosponsor: Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D-NY]
The bill now has 7 cosponsors (5 Democrats, 2 Republicans).
Apr 14, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013
This bill was introduced on April 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Senator from Massachusetts
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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2011
Length: 3 pages
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.
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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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.
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). S. 818 — 112th Congress: Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2011. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s818
“S. 818 — 112th Congress: Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2011.” www.GovTrack.us. 2011. November 27, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s818>
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