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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 967

 To extend for 3 additional years a temporary increase in payment for 
     skilled nursing facility services under the Medicare Program.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                           February 27, 2003

Mr. Allen (for himself, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Frost, Mr. Towns, Ms. Baldwin, 
 Mr. Goode, Ms. Woolsey, Mr. McHugh, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Kildee, Mr. 
 Moran of Virginia, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Langevin, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Holden, 
 Mr. Sanders, Mr. Van Hollen, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Costello, Mr. Ortiz, 
 Ms. DeLauro, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Cardoza, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Kind, Ms. 
  Jackson-Lee of Texas, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. McNulty, Mr. 
Inslee, Mr. Berry, and Mr. Lucas of Kentucky) 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

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                                 A BILL


 
 To extend for 3 additional years a temporary increase in payment for 
     skilled nursing facility services under the Medicare Program.

    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 ``Medicare Beneficiary Skilled Nursing 
Protection Act of 2003''.

SEC. 2. 3-YEAR EXTENSION OF CERTAIN PAYMENT PROVISIONS FOR SKILLED 
              NURSING FACILITY SERVICES UNDER THE MEDICARE PROGRAM.

    (a) 3-Year Extension of Temporary Increase in Nursing Component of 
PPS Federal Rate.--Section 312(a) of Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP 
Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (114 Stat. 2763A-498), 
as enacted into law by section 1(a)(6) of Public Law 106-554, is 
amended by striking ``, and before October 1, 2002'' and inserting 
``and before October 1, 2005''.
    (b) 3-Year Extension of Increase for Skilled Nursing Facility 
Adjusted Federal Per Diem Rate Through Fiscal Year 2005.--Section 
101(d) of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Balanced Budget Refinement 
Act of 1999 (113 Stat. 1501A-325), as enacted into law by section 
1000(a)(6) of Public Law 106-113, is amended--
            (1) in the heading, by striking ``and 2002'' and inserting 
        ``through 2005''; and
            (2) in paragraph (1), by striking ``and 2002'' and 
        inserting ``through 2005''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall be 
effective as if this section had been enacted before October 1, 2002. 
The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall promptly provide for 
such adjustments in payments as may be required based on such 
amendments for services furnished during periods before the date of 
implementation of such amendments.
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