Text: H.R.3835 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/12/1998)

 
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[H.R. 3835 Introduced in House (IH)]







105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 3835

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the financial 
  limitation on rehabilitation services under part B of the Medicare 
                                Program.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 12, 1998

   Mr. Ensign (for himself, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Fox of Pennsylvania, Mr. 
 Christensen, Mr. Cook, Mr. English of Pennsylvania, Mr. Rahall, Mrs. 
  Chenoweth, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Nussle, and Mr. Deutsch) introduced the 
following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce, and in 
    addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration 
  of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee 
                               concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to repeal the financial 
  limitation on rehabilitation services under part B of the Medicare 
                                Program.

    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 ``Reinstatement of the Medicare 
Rehabilitation Benefit Act of 1998''.

SEC. 2. REPEAL OF FINANCIAL LIMITATION ON REHABILITATION SERVICES.

    (a) Repeal.--
            (1) In general.--Section 1833 of the Social Security Act 
        (42 U.S.C. 1395l) is amended by striking subsection (g).
            (2) Effective date.--The amendment made by paragraph (1) 
        shall apply to services furnished on or after January 1, 1999.
    (b) Offsetting Portion of Additional Expenditures Through Payment 
Reform.--
            (1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
        law, for outpatient physical therapy services, outpatient 
        occupational therapy services, and outpatient speech-language 
        pathology services covered under title XVIII of the Social 
        Security Act and furnished on or after January 1, 2000, the 
        Secretary of Health and Human Services shall implement a new 
        payment methodology based on the classification of individuals 
        by diagnostic category, functional status, and prior use of 
        services in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
            (2) Budget neutrality in implementation.--Such payment 
        methodology shall be designed so that the methodology, taking 
        into account the increased expenditures resulting from the 
        amendment made by subsection (a), does not result in any 
        increase or decrease in the expenditures under title XVIII of 
        the Social Security Act on a fiscal year basis.
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