H.R.441 - To provide for a technical change to the Medicare long-term care hospital moratorium exception.114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3] (Introduced 01/21/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/27/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.441 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/21/2015)
This bill amends the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007, as amended by other specified federal law, with respect to the five-year moratorium begining April 1, 2014, on the establishment of long-term care (LTC) hospitals and LTC satellite facilities and on the increase of LTC hospital beds in existing LTC hospitals or satellite facilities for purposes of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act.
A technical correction is made to an exception to this moratorium for certain LTC hospitals that:
- began their qualifying period for Medicare payment on or before April 1, 2014;
- have a binding written agreement as of that date with an outside, unrelated party for the actual construction, renovation, lease, or demolition for an LTC hospital, and have expended, before that date, at least 10% of the project's estimated cost (or, if less, $ 2.5 million); or
- have obtained on or before that date an approved certificate of need in a state where one is required.
This bill applies the exception to any similar moratorium.