H. R. 169
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 6, 2015
Mr. Smith of Nebraska (for himself, Mr. Walden, Ms. Jenkins of Kansas, Mr. Loebsack, and Mr. Young of Indiana) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the 96-hour physician certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services.
This Act may be cited as the
Critical Access Hospital Relief Act of 2015.
Removing Medicare 96-hour physician certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services
Section 1814(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395f(a)) is amended—
in paragraph (6), by adding
and at the end;
in paragraph (7), at the end of subparagraph (E), by striking
and and inserting a period; and
by striking paragraph (8).
The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to items and services furnished on or after January 1, 2015.