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H.R. 6561 - Comprehensive Care for Seniors Act of 2018

Introduced: 2018-09-17
Bill Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
 

Comprehensive Care for Seniors Act of 2018

This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to issue a final rule based on the provisions of a proposed rule regarding Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) by December 31, 2018.

PACE is a program under Medicare and Medicaid that provides in-home and community services for certain individuals as an alternative to nursing home care. The proposed rule updates and revises application, enforcement, and other administrative requirements. The CMS published the proposed rule in August 2016; final action is expected in August 2019.

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6561


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 17, 2018

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


AN ACT

    To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue a final regulation based on the proposed regulation relating to the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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 “Comprehensive Care for Seniors Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue a final regulation based on the proposed regulation relating to the Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Not later than December 31, 2018, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall issue a final regulation based on the provisions of the proposed regulation titled “Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)” (81 Fed. Reg. 54666).

Passed the House of Representatives September 12, 2018.

    Attest:karen l. haas,   
    Clerk.

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