IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
October 25, 2021
Ms. Collins (for herself and Ms. Smith) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric hospital services under the Medicare Program.
This Act may be cited as the
Medicare Mental Health Inpatient Equity Act of 2021.
Elimination of 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric hospital services
Section 1812 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395d) is amended—
in subsection (b)—
in paragraph (1), by adding
or at the end;
in paragraph (2), by striking
; or at the end and inserting a period; and
by striking paragraph (3); and
in subsection (c), by striking
(but shall not be included and all that follows before the period at the end.
The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to items and services furnished on or after January 1, 2023.