H.R.3015 - Medicare Hospice In-Home Respite Care Coverage Act of 1991102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Gejdenson, Sam [D-CT-2] (Introduced 07/24/1991)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/09/1991 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.3015 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
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HR 3015 IH 102d CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3015 To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of expanded respite care services for medicare beneficiaries receiving hospice care. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 24, 1991 Mr. GEJDENSON (for himself, Mr. EMERSON, Mr. ENGEL, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Mr. HORTON, Mr. LANCASTER, and Mr. RAHALL) introduced the following bill; which was referred jointly to the Committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means A BILL To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of expanded respite care services for medicare beneficiaries receiving hospice care. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Medicare Hospice In-Home Respite Care Coverage Act of 1991'. SEC. 2. COVERAGE OF EXPANDED RESPITE CARE FOR MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES RECEIVING HOSPICE CARE. (a) IN GENERAL- (1) COVERAGE- Section 1861(dd)(1) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(dd)(1)) is amended-- (A) by striking `and' at the end of subparagraph (G); (B) by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (H) and inserting `, and'; and (C) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: `(I) in-home respite care provided over a continuous period of not less than 5 hours, except that payment may not be made for more than 40 hours of such care during any of the 90-day periods or the subsequent 30-day period during which payment may be made for hospice care under part A of this title.'. (2) PAYMENT- Section 1814(i)(1) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1395f(i)(1)) is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: `(D)(i) With respect to in-home respite care furnished during fiscal year 1991, the payment rate shall be $90 for each 5-hour period of continuous care (increased by $10 for each additional hour of the period during which such care is continuously provided) or a rate provided under a fee schedule determined by the Secretary, whichever is lower. `(ii) With respect to in-home respite care furnished during a subsequent fiscal year, the payment rate shall be the payment rate in effect under this subparagraph during the previous fiscal year increased by the market basket percentage increase (as defined in section 1886(b)(3)(B)(iii)) otherwise applicable to discharges occurring in the fiscal year.'. (b) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to respite care furnished on or after October 1, 1991.