H.R.1250 - To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide that payment under the Medicare program to a long-term care hospital for inpatient services shall not be made at the applicable site neutral payment rate for certain discharges involving severe wounds, and for other purposes.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] (Introduced 03/04/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/19/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1250 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/04/2015)
This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to prohibit payment at the applicable site neutral payment rate for discharges in a cost reporting period beginning before October 1, 2017, from subsection (d) hospitals and certain long-term care hospitals that involve certain severe wounds.
(Generally, a subsection [d] hospital is an acute care hospital, particularly one that receives payments under Medicare's inpatient prospective payment system when providing covered inpatient services to eligible beneficiaries.)
The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall study the treatment needs of individuals entitled to benefits under Medicare part A (Hospital Insurance), or enrolled under Medicare part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance), requiring specialized wound care, and the cost, for such individual, and the Medicare program of treating severe wounds in rural and urban areas.