S. 1954: A bill to provide for the extension of the enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2014.

Introduced:
Jan 16, 2014
Status:
Passed Senate on Feb 10, 2014
Prognosis
20% chance of being enacted
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This bill passed in the Senate on February 10, 2014 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Introduced
Jan 16, 2014
Passed Senate
Feb 10, 2014
Passed House
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Jerry Moran
Junior Senator from Kansas
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Feb 11, 2014
Length
2 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4067 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 18, 2014

S. 2359 (Related)
Craig Thomas Rural Hospital and Provider Equity Act of 2014

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 20, 2014

 
Summary

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Prognosis

20% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Ways and Means

Senate Finance

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2/10/2014--Passed Senate without amendment.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), to continue to apply through calendar year 2014 the enforcement instruction on physician supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals, as extended in November 2012 for calendar year 2013 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (The instruction directs Medicare contractors not to evaluate or enforce such requirements until the policy on supervision of such services could be revisited.)

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