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H.R. 2247 (ih) To amend the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (``Superfund'') to exempt small business concerns from certain liability under that Act. [Introduced in House] ...
108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2246 To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to modify treatment categories for qualification as a rehabilitation hospital or unit for purposes of reimbursement under the Medicare prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 22, 2003 Mr. LoBiondo (for himself, Mr. Frost, Mr. Saxton, Mr. Bradley of New Hampshire, Mr. McNulty, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Payne, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Garrett of New Jersey, Mr. Andrews, and Mr. Neal of Massachusetts) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to modify treatment categories for qualification as a rehabilitation hospital or unit for purposes of reimbursement under the Medicare prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. MODIFICATION OF TREATMENT CATEGORIES FOR QUALIFICATION AS A REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OR UNIT FOR PURPOSES OF REIMBURSEMENT UNDER THE MEDICARE PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM FOR INPATIENT REHABILITATION FACILITIES. (a) Revision of Regulations.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall revise, in accordance with subsection (b), the definition under medicare regulations of the terms ``rehabilitation hospital'' and ``rehabilitation unit'' (as set forth under section 412.23(b) of title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations) for purposes of determining the applicable payment methodology under title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.). (b) Modification of 75 Percent Rule.--In determining whether a rehabilitation hospital or unit is eligible for reimbursement for services furnished to medicare beneficiaries under the prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities under section 1886(j) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww(j)), the Secretary shall modify the list of treatment categories otherwise applicable under paragraph (2) of such section 412.23(b) (commonly referred to as the ``75 Percent Rule'') to include all rehabilitation impairment categories (except miscellaneous) established by the Secretary for purposes of such prospective payment system. (c) Periodic Update Required.--The Secretary shall update the regulations described in subsection (a) periodically to ensure that the definitions of the terms ``rehabilitation hospital'' and ``rehabilitation unit'' remain wholly consistent with all rehabilitation impairment categories (except miscellaneous) on which payment under such section 1886(j) is based. (d) Enforcement.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, during the period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act and ending no earlier than the date that is six months after the date on which the Secretary issues final regulations to comply with subsection (a), the Secretary shall not commence any enforcement action or impose any sanction or penalty pertaining to retroactive enforcement of the 75 Percent Rule on a hospital or unit for failure to meet the definition of rehabilitation hospital set forth at 42 CFR 412.23(b) as of April 30, 2003. <all>
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