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S. 1362 (114th): A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify waiver authority regarding programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE programs).

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 30, 2015 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 187

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1362

[Report No. 114–108]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 18, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Toomey, Mr. Casey, Mr. Warner, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Schumer, and Mr. Burr) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

July 30, 2015

Reported by , with an amendment

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

A BILL

To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify waiver authority regarding programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE programs).

1.

Clarification of waiver authority regarding PACE programs

(a)

Clarification of waiver authority regarding PACE programs

Subsection (d)(1) of section 1115A of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1315a) is amended—

(1)

by inserting (other than subsections (b)(1)(A) and (c)(5) of section 1894) after XVIII; and

(2)

by striking and 1903(m)(2)(A)(iii) and inserting 1903(m)(2)(A)(iii), and 1934 (other than subsections (b)(1)(A) and (c)(5) of such section).

(b)

Sense of the Senate

It is the sense of the Senate that the Secretary of Health and Human Services should use the waiver authority provided under the amendments made by this section to provide, in a budget neutral and expeditious manner, programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE programs) with increased operational flexibility to support the ability of such programs to improve and innovate and to reduce technical and administrative barriers that have hindered enrollment in such programs.

1.

Clarification of waiver authority regarding PACE programs

Subsection (d)(1) of section 1115A of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1315a) is amended by striking and 1903(m)(2)(A)(iii) and inserting 1903(m)(2)(A)(iii), and 1934 (other than subsections (b)(1)(A) and (c)(5) of such section).

July 30, 2015

Reported with an amendment