Text: H.R.4138 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 4138

 To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deem certain State 
 Veterans homes meeting certain health and safety standards as meeting 
 conditions and requirements for skilled nursing facilities under the 
                    Medicare and Medicaid programs.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 30, 2019

  Mr. Suozzi introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy 
    and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the 
  Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall 
           within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to deem certain State 
 Veterans homes meeting certain health and safety standards as meeting 
 conditions and requirements for skilled nursing facilities under the 
                    Medicare and Medicaid programs.

    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 ``State Veterans Home Inspection 
Simplification Act''.

SEC. 2. DEEMING CERTAIN STATE VETERANS HOMES AS MEETING MEDICARE 
              SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES CONDITIONS AND REQUIREMENTS.

    Section 1865(a) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395bb(a)) is 
amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``, subject to paragraph 
        (5),'' after ``If the Secretary''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(5) In the case of a provider entity described in paragraph 
(3)(B) that the Secretary of Veterans Affairs inspects as a State home 
under section 1742 of title 38, United States Code, and determines 
meets such standards as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall 
prescribe pursuant to such section, the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services shall--
            ``(A) treat such provider entity as meeting all conditions 
        and requirements under sections 1819 and 1861(j) for the period 
        for which such determination is in effect; and
            ``(B) for purposes of subsection (g)(5)(E) of section 1819 
        and other related purposes for posting information on the 
        Nursing Home Compare website under subsection (i) of such 
        section, in lieu of the information described in the first 
        sentence of such subsection (g)(5)(E), use the information 
        described in the inspections of the Secretary of Veterans 
        Affairs conducted under such section 1742 with respect to such 
        provider entity for such period.''.
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