Text: S.3516 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (06/15/2006)


109th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3516


To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permanently extend the floor on the Medicare work geographic adjustment under the fee schedule for physicians' services.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 15, 2006

Mr. Bingaman (for himself, Ms. Snowe, Mr. Cochran, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Domenici, Mrs. Lincoln, Mr. Jeffords, Ms. Collins, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Harkin, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Obama, Mr. Salazar, and Mr. Sessions) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permanently extend the floor on the Medicare work geographic adjustment under the fee schedule for physicians' services.

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 “Rural Equity Payment Index Reform Extension Act of 2006”.

SEC. 2. Permanent extension of floor on medicare work geographic adjustment.

Section 1848(e)(1)(E) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w–4(e)(1)(E)) is amended by striking “and before January 1, 2007,”.