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H.R. 5912 - To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to delay the reduction in Federal medical assistance percentage for Medicaid personal care services and home health services furnished without an electronic visit verification system, and for other purposes.

Introduced: 2018-05-22
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5912


    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to delay the reduction in Federal medical assistance percentage for Medicaid personal care services and home health services furnished without an electronic visit verification system, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 22, 2018

    Mr. Langevin (for himself, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Young of Alaska, and Mr. Stivers) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

    To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to delay the reduction in Federal medical assistance percentage for Medicaid personal care services and home health services furnished without an electronic visit verification system, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Delay in reduction of FMAP for Medicaid personal care services and home health services furnished without an electronic visit verification system.

(a) In general.—Section 1903(l) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b(l)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1)—

(A) by striking “January 1, 2019” and inserting “January 1, 2020”; and

(B) in subparagraph (A)(i), by striking “2019 and”; and

(2) in paragraph (4)(A)(i), by striking “calendar quarters in 2019” and inserting “calendar quarters in 2020”.

(b) Revised regulations.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall issue, using formal rulemaking procedures including notice and an opportunity for an agency hearing on the record in accordance with section 556 of title 5, United States Code, revised regulations relating to the requirement under section 1903(l) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396b(l)) that States establish electronic visit verification systems for personal care services or home health services requiring an in-home visit by a provider that are provided under a State Medicaid plan.


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