H.R.5067 - Homebound Clarification Act of 2000106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] (Introduced 07/27/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Commerce|
|Latest Action:||09/06/2000 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (07/27/2000)
[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 5067 Introduced in House (IH)] 106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5067 To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to clarify the definition of homebound with respect to home health services under the Medicare Program. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 27, 2000 Mr. Markey (for himself, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Riley, Mr. Stark, Mr. King, Mr. Matsui, Mr. Franks of New Jersey, Mr. Doyle, Mr. Saxton, Mr. Green of Texas, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Holt, Mr. Delahunt, Mr. Rahall, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Larson, Mr. Weygand, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Allen, and Mr. Cardin) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Commerce, 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 _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to clarify the definition of homebound with respect to home health services under 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 ``Homebound Clarification Act of 2000''. SEC. 2. CLARIFICATION OF THE DEFINITION OF HOMEBOUND. (a) In General.--Sections 1814(a) and 1835(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395f(a); 1395n(a)) are each amended in the last sentence-- (1) by striking ``leave home,'' and inserting ``leave home and''; and (2) by striking ``, and that absences'' and all that follows before the period. (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to items and services provided on or after the date of enactment of this Act. <all>