S.2707 - A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to recognize the services of respiratory therapists under the plan of care for home health services.108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Lott, Trent [R-MS] (Introduced 07/21/2004)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/21/2004 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2707 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (07/21/2004)
Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for Medicare recognition of the services of respiratory therapists that are furnished as part-time or intermittent nursing care or physical therapy services under a plan of care for home health services.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to study and report to Congress on the impact of paying for the services of respiratory therapists as a separate benefit under part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) of Medicare, and as an explicit component of the several benefits under part A (Hospital Insurance) of Medicare.