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H.R. 4650 (114th): Preserving Patient Access to Post-Acute Hospital Care Act of 2016

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 29, 2016 (Introduced).


I

114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4650

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 29, 2016

(for himself and Mr. Pascrell) 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 provide for an extension of certain Medicare long-term care hospital payment rules.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Preserving Patient Access to Post-Acute Hospital Care Act of 2016.

2.

Extension of certain LTCH Medicare payment rules

(a)

Payment for hospitals-Within-Hospitals

Paragraph (2)(C) of section 114(c) of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 1395ww note), as amended by sections 3106(a) and 10312(a) of Public Law 111–148 and section 1206(b)(1)(A) of the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013 (division B of Public Law 113–67), is amended by striking for a 9-year period and inserting and before October 1, 2018.

(b)

25-Percent patient threshold payment adjustment

Section 114(c)(1)(A) of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (42 U.S.C. 1395ww note), as amended by sections 3106(a) and 10312(a) of Public Law 111–148 and section 1206(b)(1)(B) of the Pathway for SGR Reform Act of 2013 (division B of Public Law 113–67), is amended by striking for a 9-year period and inserting and before October 1, 2018.