Summary: S.1954 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (02/10/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), to continue to apply through calendar year 2014 the enforcement instruction on physician supervision requirements for outpatient therapeutic services in critical access and small rural hospitals, as extended in November 2012 for calendar year 2013 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (The instruction directs Medicare contractors not to evaluate or enforce such requirements until the policy on supervision of such services could be revisited.)