H.R.5411 - Medicare Beneficiary Skilled Nursing Protection Act of 2002107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Allen, Thomas H. [D-ME-1] (Introduced 09/19/2002)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||10/08/2002 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman.|
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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [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. _______________________________________________________________________ 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 _______________________________________________________________________ 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''. <all>