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

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Introduced in House (07/30/2019)


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.


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


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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