H.R.5163 - Home Health Refinement Amendments of 2000106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] (Introduced 09/13/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||10/19/2000 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment.|
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Summary: H.R.5163 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Home Health Refinement Amendments of 2000 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to: (1) eliminate the 15 percent reduction in payment rates under the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) for home health services; (2) provide for additional payments for outliers; (3) provide for additional payments under the PPS for home health services furnished in a rural area; (4) provide for exclusion of nonroutine medical supplies under the PPS for home health services; and (5) set forth a rule of construction relating to telehomehealth services.
Introduced in House (09/13/2000)
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to report to Congress on the feasibility and advisability of including home health services furnished by telecommunications systems as a home health service.