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Introduced in Senate (06/18/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1300


To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to clarify congressional intent regarding the counting of residents in a nonhospital setting under the Medicare program.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 18, 2009

Ms. Snowe (for herself, Mr. Dorgan, and Ms. Collins) 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 clarify congressional intent regarding the counting of residents in a nonhospital setting 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 “Community and Rural Medical Residency Preservation Act of 2009”.

SEC. 2. Clarification of congressional intent regarding the counting of residents in a nonhospital setting.

(a) D–GME.—Section 1886(h)(4)(E) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww(h)(4)(E)) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentences: “For purposes of the preceding sentence, the term ‘all, or substantially all, of the costs for the training program’ means the stipends and benefits provided to the resident and other amounts, if any, as determined by the hospital and the entity operating the nonhospital setting. The hospital is not required to pay the entity any amounts other than those determined by the hospital and the entity in order for the hospital to be considered to have incurred all, or substantially all, of the costs for the training program in that setting.”.

(b) IME.—Section 1886(d)(5)(B)(iv) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww(d)(5)(B)(iv)) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentences: “For purposes of the preceding sentence, the term ‘all, or substantially all, of the costs for the training program’ means the stipends and benefits provided to the resident and other amounts, if any, as determined by the hospital and the entity operating the nonhospital setting. The hospital is not required to pay the entity any amounts other than those determined by the hospital and the entity in order for the hospital to be considered to have incurred all, or substantially all, of the costs for the training program in that setting.”.

(c) Effective date.—The amendments made by this section shall take effect on January 1, 2010.