Text: H.R.5067 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 106th Congress]
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[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.


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                    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

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                                 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.
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