S. 1555: DSH Reduction Relief Act of 2013

Introduced:
Sep 26, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Roger Wicker
Junior Senator from Mississippi
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 26, 2013
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1920 (Related)
DSH Reduction Relief Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 09, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on September 26, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Sep 26, 2013
Referred to Committee Sep 26, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

0% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for a delay in the implementation schedule of the reductions in disproportionate share hospital payments, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (2R, 1I) (show)
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Senate Finance

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Library of Congress Summary

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9/26/2013--Introduced.
DSH Reduction Relief Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to delay from FY2014 to FY2016 commencement of the period during which the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) is required to pay to any "subsection (d) hospital": (1) 25% of the amount of the disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payment that would otherwise be made to it for the fiscal year, plus (2) an additional payment amount according to a specified formula.
(Generally, a subsection [d] hospital is an acute care hospital, particularly one that receives payments under Medicare's inpatient prospective payment system [IPPS] when providing covered inpatient services to eligible beneficiaries.)
Amends SSA title XIX (Medicaid) to delay from the beginning of FY2014 until the beginning of FY2016 (and so eliminate for FY2014 and FY2015) aggregate reductions in DSH allotments for all states.
Maintains the FY2022 DSH allotment to states under Medicaid for FY2023, with an adjustment for inflation.

House Republican Conference Summary

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