US HB7759 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Republican 19-2)
Status: Introduced on July 23 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-07-23 - Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Pending: House Ways And Means Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Saving Rural Hospitals from Closure Act This bill modifies requirements for the Medicare Accelerated and Advance Payment Program during the public health emergency relating to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). The program provides Medicare payments in advance to eligible providers experiencing claims or cash flow disruptions, such as during national emergencies; the program was specifically expanded in response to COVID-19 to encompass more types of providers, subject to certain recoupment and repayment provisions. The bill allows the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to forgive repayment, extend the recoupment timeline, and lower applicable interest rates for hospitals experiencing significant financial hardship (e.g., impending bankruptcy).

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Title

Saving Rural Hospitals from Closure Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2020-07-23HouseReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
2020-07-23HouseIntroduced in House

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