Text: H.R.5411 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[H.R. 5411 Introduced in House (IH)]







107th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5411

 To extend for 3 additional years a temporary increase in payment for 
     skilled nursing facility services under the Medicare Program.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           September 19, 2002

 Mr. Allen (for himself, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Baldacci, Mr. Langevin, Mr. 
Pickering, Mr. Simmons, Mr. Holden, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. Gekas, Mr. Lynch, 
Mr. McNulty, Mr. Cramer, Mrs. Capps, Ms. Brown of Florida, Ms. DeLauro, 
  Mr. Hilliard, Mr. Inslee, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Shows, Mr. Smith of New 
  Jersey, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. Kildee, Mr. Snyder, Mr. 
Lucas of Kentucky, and Mr. Berry) introduced the following bill; which 
was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the 
   Committee on Energy and 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 extend for 3 additional years a temporary increase in payment for 
     skilled nursing facility 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 ``Medicare Beneficiary Skilled Nursing 
Protection Act of 2002''.

SEC. 2. 3-YEAR EXTENSION OF CERTAIN PAYMENT PROVISIONS FOR SKILLED 
              NURSING FACILITY SERVICES UNDER THE MEDICARE PROGRAM.

    (a) 3-Year Extension of Temporary Increase in Nursing Component of 
PPS Federal Rate.--Section 312(a) of Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP 
Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (114 Stat. 2763A-498), 
as enacted into law by section 1(a)(6) of Public Law 106-554, is 
amended by striking ``, and before October 1, 2002'' and inserting 
``and before October 1, 2005''.
    (b) 3-Year Extension of Increase for Skilled Nursing Facility 
Adjusted Federal Per Diem Rate Through Fiscal Year 2005.--Section 
101(d) of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Balanced Budget Refinement 
Act of 1999 (113 Stat. 1501A-325), as enacted into law by section 
1000(a)(6) of Public Law 106-113, is amended--
            (1) in the heading, by striking ``and 2002'' and inserting 
        ``through 2005''; and
            (2) in paragraph (1), by striking ``and 2002'' and 
        inserting ``through 2005''.
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