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H.R. 5952 (116th): Hemophilia SNF Access Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 25, 2020 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5952

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 25, 2020

(for himself, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Higgins of New York, and Mr. Bilirakis) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, 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

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve access to skilled nursing facility services for hemophilia patients.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Hemophilia SNF Access Act.

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Improving access to skilled nursing facility services for hemophilia patients

(a)

In general

Section 1888(e)(2)(A)(iii) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395yy(e)(2)(A)(iii)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(VI)

Blood clotting factors and other medications indicated for the treatment of patients with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders (identified as of January 1, 2020, by HCPCS codes J7170, J7175, J7179, J7180–J7183, J7185–J7203, J7205, J7207, J7209–J7211 (and as subsequently modified by the Secretary)) and the separate payment amount for items and services related to the furnishing of such factors under section 1842(o)(5)(C).

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(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to items and services furnished on or after January 1, 2021.