Summary: S.586 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.586. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (02/27/2019)

Critical Access Hospital Relief Act of 2019

This bill repeals the 96-hour physician-certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services under Medicare. Under current law, as a condition for Medicare payment for such services, a physician must certify that a patient may reasonably be expected to be discharged or transferred to a hospital within 96 hours after admission to the critical access hospital.