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Short Titles as Introduced

Saving Rural Hospitals from Closure Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to forgive the repayment, extend the timeline of repayment, and lower the interest rate of Medicare hospital accelerated payments made during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and for other purposes.

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Date Actions Overview
07/23/2020Introduced in House

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07/23/2020Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/23/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committees (1)

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House Ways and Means07/23/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/23/2020)

Saving Rural Hospitals from Closure Act

This bill modifies requirements for the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program during the public health emergency relating to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). The program provides Medicare payments in advance to eligible providers experiencing claims or cash flow disruptions, such as during national emergencies; the program was specifically expanded in response to COVID-19 to encompass more types of providers, subject to certain recoupment and repayment provisions.

The bill allows the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to forgive repayment, extend the recoupment timeline, and lower applicable interest rates for hospitals experiencing significant financial hardship (e.g., impending bankruptcy).