H. R. 5613
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 22, 2016
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Continuing Access to Hospitals Act of 2016 or the
CAH Act of 2016.
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—
in the heading, by striking
2014 and 2015 and inserting
and 2015 and inserting
, 2015, and 2016.
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,