H.R. 1403 (96th): A bill to provide for quality assurance and utilization control in home health care under the medicare, medicaid, and social services programs in accordance with a plan to be developed by a commission specifically established for that purpose.

Introduced:
Jan 24, 1979 (96th Congress, 1979–1980)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Hammerschmidt
Representative for Arkansas's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
Related Bills
H.R. 4939 (95th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 14, 1977

H.R. 4205 (97th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 17, 1981

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 24, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 24, 1979
Referred to Committee Jan 24, 1979
 
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House Energy and Commerce

House Ways and Means

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1/24/1979--Introduced.
Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to establish the Special Commission on Quality Assurance and Utilization Control in Home Health Care. Outlines the duties of the Commission including a study, investigation, and review of the provision of home health care and services to individuals in the United States. Requires that on the basis of such study, investigation, and review, the Commission shall develop a detailed plan for quality assurance and utilization control in home health care.
Requires that such plan be presented to the Congress no later than one year after the majority of the members of the Commission have been appointed.
Requires the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, within 90 days after the submission of the Commission's plan, to issue regulations modifying the standards, conditions, and requirements of titles XVIII, XIX (Medicaid) and XX (Grants to States for Services) relating to home health agencies and home health care as may be necessary to implement such plan and carry out the Commission's accompanying recommendations.

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