H.R.3495 - Preserving Equitable Access to Community-based Home Health (PEACH) Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] (Introduced 07/31/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||09/08/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.|
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Summary: H.R.3495 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/31/2009)
Preserving Equitable Access to Community-based Home Health (PEACH) Act of 2009 - Establishes the PEACH fund from which home health agencies meeting specified criteria shall be paid supplemental amounts in addition to their statutory payment amounts under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA).
Amends SSA title XVIII to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make supplemental payments to certain community-based home health agencies that the Secretary has designated as PEACH agencies for estimated shortfalls due to providing uncompensated care.