Text: S.2988 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (02/04/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2988


To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to extend the exceptions process for two years with respect to caps on payments for therapy services under the Medicare program.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 4, 2010

Mr. Ensign 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 extend the exceptions process for two years with respect to caps on payments for therapy 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 “Securing Effective and Necessary Individual Outpatient Rehabilitation Services (SENIORS) Act of 2010”.

SEC. 2. Extension of exceptions process for Medicare therapy caps.

(a) Extension.—Section 1833(g)(5) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395l(g)(5)) is amended by striking “December 31, 2009” and inserting “December 31, 2011”.

(b) Revision to the Medicare Improvement Fund.—Section 1898(b)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395iii(b)(1)(A)), as amended by section 1011(b) of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111–118), is amended by striking “$20,740,000,000” and inserting “$19,740,000,000”.