S.2009 - A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate certain restrictions and limitations imposed for the receipt of home health services, to redesignate such services as "home care services," to broaden the items and services included within such term "home care services," and otherwise to expand, improve, and make more accessible home care services to those in need thereof; and to amend title XIX to include home care services (as defined in title XVIII) among the services which must be covered under an approved State plan for medical assistance under title XIX.95th Congress (1977-1978)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Domenici, Pete V. [R-NM] (Introduced 08/04/1977)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/04/1977 Referred to Senate Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2009 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/04/1977)
Title I: Amendments to Title XVIII of the Social Security Act - Amends Title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to permit payment under part A (Hospital Insurance Benefits for the Aged and Disabled) of such Title for home care services furnished an individual up to 100 visits.
Removes the 100 visit limitation presently applicable to home care services under the supplementary medical insurance program and provides for payment of home care visits not covered by part A of such Title. Includes among the items and services provided under home health care personal and home support services with respect to personal hygiene and care, preparation of meals, shopping, transportation, and light housekeeping services.
Title II: Amendments to Title XIX of the Social Security Act - Amends Title XIX (Medicaid) to require the inclusion of home care services in an approved State plan under such Title.