Goto previous pageGoto next page
pg. 453

US Laws | Affordable Health Care Act (HR3950F)
TITLE X--STRENGTHENING QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS
Subtitle C--Provisions Relating to Title III

"(2) SPECIAL RULE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2010- (13038)

"(A) IN GENERAL- Subject to subparagraph (B), for purposes of implementation of the amendment made by paragraph (1), including (notwithstanding paragraph (3) of section 117(a) of the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-173), as amended by section 124(b) of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-275)) for purposes of the implementation of paragraph (2) of such section 117(a), during fiscal year 2010, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (in this subsection referred to as the "Secretary") shall use the hospital wage index that was promulgated by the Secretary in the Federal Register on August 27, 2009 (74 Fed. Reg. 43754), and any subsequent corrections. (13039)

"(B) EXCEPTION- Beginning on April 1, 2010, in determining the wage index applicable to hospitals that qualify for wage index reclassification, the Secretary shall include the average hourly wage data of hospitals whose reclassification was extended pursuant to the amendment made by paragraph (1) only if including such data results in a higher applicable reclassified wage index. (13040)

"(3) ADJUSTMENT FOR CERTAIN HOSPITALS IN FISCAL YEAR 2010- (13041)

"(A) IN GENERAL- In the case of a subsection (d) hospital (as defined in subsection (d)(1)(B) of section 1886 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww)) with respect to which-- (13042)

"(i) a reclassification of its wage index for purposes of such section was extended pursuant to the amendment made by paragraph (1); and (13043)

"(ii) the wage index applicable for such hospital for the period beginning on October 1, 2009, and ending on March 31, 2010, was lower than for the period beginning on April 1, 2010, and ending on September 30, 2010, by reason of the application of paragraph (2)(B); (13044)

the Secretary shall pay such hospital an additional payment that reflects the difference between the wage index for such periods. (13045)

"(B) TIMEFRAME FOR PAYMENTS- The Secretary shall make payments required under subparagraph by not later than December 31, 2010.". (13046)

SEC. 10318. REVISIONS TO TRANSITIONAL EXTRA BENEFITS UNDER MEDICARE ADVANTAGE. (13047)(Text)

Section 1853(p)(3)(A) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 3201(h), is amended by inserting "in 2009" before the period at the end. (13048)

SEC. 10319. REVISIONS TO MARKET BASKET ADJUSTMENTS. (13049)(Text)

(a) Inpatient Acute Hospitals- Section 1886(b)(3)(B)(xii) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 3401(a), is amended-- (13050)

(1) in subclause (I), by striking "and" at the end; (13051)

(2) by redesignating subclause (II) as subclause (III); (13052)

(3) by inserting after subclause (II) the following new subclause: (13053)

"(II) for each of fiscal years 2012 and 2013, by 0.1 percentage point; and"; and (13054)

(4) in subclause (III), as redesignated by paragraph (2), by striking "2012" and inserting "2014". (13055)

(b) Long-term Care Hospitals- Section 1886(m)(4) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 3401(c), is amended-- (13056)

(1) in subparagraph (A)-- (13057)

(A) in clause (i)-- (13058)

(i) by striking "each of rate years 2010 and 2011" and inserting "rate year 2010"; and (13059)

(ii) by striking "and" at the end; (13060)

(B) by redesignating clause (ii) as clause (iv); (13061)

(C) by inserting after clause (i) the following new clauses: (13062)

"(ii) for rate year 2011, 0.50 percentage point; (13063)

"(iii) for each of the rate years beginning in 2012 and 2013, 0.1 percentage point; and"; and (13064)

(D) in clause (iv), as redesignated by subparagraph (B), by striking "2012" and inserting "2014"; and (13065)

(2) in subparagraph (B), by striking "(A)(ii)" and inserting "(A)(iv)". (13066)

(c) Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities- Section 1886(j)(3)(D)(i) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 3401(d), is amended-- (13067)

(1) in subclause (I), by striking "and" at the end; (13068)

(2) by redesignating subclause (II) as subclause (III); (13069)

(3) by inserting after subclause (II) the following new subclause: (13070)

"(II) for each of fiscal years 2012 and 2013, 0.1 percentage point; and"; and (13071)

(4) in subclause (III), as redesignated by paragraph (2), by striking "2012" and inserting "2014". (13072)

(d) Home Health Agencies- Section 1895(b)(3)(B)(vi)(II) of such Act, as added by section 3401(e), is amended by striking "and 2012" and inserting ", 2012, and 2013". (13073)

(e) Psychiatric Hospitals- Section 1886(s)(3)(A) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 3401(f), is amended-- (13074)

(1) in clause (i), by striking "and" at the end; (13075)

(2) by redesignating clause (ii) as clause (iii); (13076)

(3) by inserting after clause (ii) the following new clause: (13077)

"(ii) for each of the rate years beginning in 2012 and 2013, 0.1 percentage point; and"; and (13078)

(4) in clause (iii), as redesignated by paragraph (2), by striking "2012" and inserting "2014". (13079)

(f) Hospice Care- Section 1814(i)(1)(C) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395f(i)(1)(C)), as amended by section 3401(g), is amended-- (13080)

Goto previous page453Goto next page

  

Our Mission
Objective

Our mission is to provide citizens free access to the laws and codes of their state utilizing a unique search engine that matches clients with qualified legal professionals who can help with specific issues.

Our goal is to do this in a manner that promotes open government and freedom of information, while providing attorneys with valuable tools to connect with qualified prospects in need of professional services.

Ignorance Is No Excuse
Your Right To Know The Law

All citizens have a right to have access to the laws that govern them. Citizen awareness and participation in government is fundamental to ensuring a sound democracy.

Although unfettered access to the law is a fundamental right to all citizens, there is no substitute for experienced legal counsel.

We do not recommend self-representation. We do, however, recognize that in an age where people routinely research legal matters online using everything from a smartphone to their xbox, both attorneys and clients alike can benefit from this resource.