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H.R. 5613 (114th): CAH Act of 2016


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 22, 2016 (Referred to Senate Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5613

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 22, 2016

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

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 2016.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Continuing Access to Hospitals Act of 2016 or the CAH Act of 2016.

2.

Extension of enforcement instruction on supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals through 2016

Section 1 of Public Law 113–198, as amended by section 1 of Public Law 114–112, is amended—

(1)

in the heading, by striking 2014 and 2015 and inserting 2016; and

(2)

by striking and 2015 and inserting , 2015, and 2016.

3.

Report

Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (established under section 1805 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395b–6)) shall submit to Congress a report analyzing the effect of the extension of the enforcement instruction under section 1 of Public Law 113–198, as amended by section 1 of Public Law 114–112 and section 2 of this Act, on the access to health care by Medicare beneficiaries, on the economic impact and the impact upon hospital staffing needs, and on the quality of health care furnished to such beneficiaries.

Passed the House of Representatives September 21, 2016.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk