Summary: H.R.4229 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4229. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/27/1996)

Medicare Home Health Services Prospective Payment Amendments of 1996 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide for payments for home health services in accordance with a prospective payment system (including an episodic system) developed according to specified criteria, with a special rule for Christian Science providers.

Requires the Medicare Prospective Payment Review Commission, during the first three years in which payments are made under this Act, to report annually to the Congress on the effectiveness of the payment methodology established.

Amends SSA title XI to require review by peer review organizations of home health services provided under Medicare.

Eliminates certain fiscal intermediary responsibilities under Medicare with regard to home health services.

Amends the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 to provide for a retroactive reinstatement of presumptive waiver of liability.