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S. 3061 (117th): Medicare Mental Health Inpatient Equity Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 25, 2021 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 3061

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 25, 2021

(for herself and Ms. Smith) 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 eliminate the 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric hospital services under the Medicare Program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Medicare Mental Health Inpatient Equity Act of 2021.

2.

Elimination of 190-day lifetime limit on inpatient psychiatric hospital services

(a)

In general

Section 1812 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395d) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (b)—

(A)

in paragraph (1), by adding or at the end;

(B)

in paragraph (2), by striking ; or at the end and inserting a period; and

(C)

by striking paragraph (3); and

(2)

in subsection (c), by striking (but shall not be included and all that follows before the period at the end.

(b)

Effective Date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to items and services furnished on or after January 1, 2023.