H. R. 3755
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 9, 2015
Ms. Titus (for herself, Mr. Takano, and Mr. Becerra) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce and Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the disregard of certain resident slots that include Department of Veterans Affairs training in determining payments for direct graduate medical education costs, and for other purposes.
Disregard of resident slots that include VA training against the Medicare graduate medical education limitations
Section 1886(h)(4)(F) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww(h)(4)(F)) is amended by adding at the end the following new clause:
Disregard of certain resident slots that include VA training
For portions of cost reporting periods beginning on or after July 1, 2016, in applying the limitations regarding the total number of full-time equivalent residents in the field of allopathic or osteopathic medicine under clause (i) in a hospital's approved medical residency training program, the Secretary shall not take into account any resident within such program that counts towards meeting the obligation of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs under section 301(b)(2) of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113–146; 38 U.S.C. 7302 note).
Section 1886(d)(5)(B)(v) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww(d)(5)(B)(v)) is amended, in the second sentence, by striking
subsection (h)(4)(F)(ii) and inserting
clauses (ii) and (iii) of subsection (h)(4)(F).
Extension of period for increase in graduate medical education residency positions at medical facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs
Paragraph (2) of section 301(b) of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (Public Law 113–146; 38 U.S.C. 7302 note) is amended—
in the paragraph heading, by striking
Five-year and inserting
in subparagraph (A), by striking
5-year period and inserting
Paragraph (3)(A) of such section is amended by striking
2019 and inserting