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S. 1954 (113th): 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.

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 10, 2014 (Passed the Senate).

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 1954

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

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.

1.

Extension of enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2014

The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall continue to apply through calendar year 2014 the enforcement instruction described in the notice of the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services entitled Enforcement Instruction on Supervision Requirements for Outpatient Therapeutic Services in Critical Access and Small Rural Hospitals for CY 2013, dated November 1, 2012 (providing for an exception to the restatement and clarification under the final rulemaking changes to the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system and calendar year 2009 payment rates (published in the Federal Register on November 18, 2008, 73 Fed. Reg. 68702 through 68704) with respect to requirements for direct supervision by physicians for therapeutic hospital outpatient services).

Passed the Senate February 10, 2014.

Secretary