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H.R. 169 (114th): Critical Access Hospital Relief Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 6, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 169

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 2015

(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

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove the 96-hour physician certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Critical Access Hospital Relief Act of 2015.

2.

Removing Medicare 96-hour physician certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services

(a)

In general

Section 1814(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395f(a)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (6), by adding and at the end;

(2)

in paragraph (7), at the end of subparagraph (E), by striking and and inserting a period; and

(3)

by striking paragraph (8).

(b)

Application

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to items and services furnished on or after January 1, 2015.