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S. 2777: Equitable Payments for Nursing Facilities Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Sep 21, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2777

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 21, 2021

(for himself, Ms. Murkowski, Ms. Hirono, and Mr. Sullivan) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make adjustments to payment rates for skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program to account for certain unique circumstances.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Equitable Payments for Nursing Facilities Act of 2021.

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Authorizing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make adjustments to payment rates for skilled nursing facilities under the Medicare program to account for certain unique circumstances

Section 1888(e)(4)(G) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395yy(e)(4)(G)) is amended by adding at the end the following new clause:

(iv)

Adjustment for unique circumstances

The Secretary may provide for such adjustments as determined appropriate by the Secretary to take into account the unique circumstances of skilled nursing facilities located in Alaska or Hawaii.

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