US SB586 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 9-3)
Status: Introduced on February 27 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-27 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Critical Access Hospital Relief Act of 2019 This bill repeals the 96-hour physician-certification requirement for inpatient critical access hospital services under Medicare. Under current law, as a condition for Medicare payment for such services, a physician must certify that a patient may reasonably be expected to be discharged or transferred to a hospital within 96 hours after admission to the critical access hospital.

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Critical Access Hospital Relief Act of 2019



2019-02-27SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Same As/Similar To

HB1041 (Same As) 2019-02-07 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.


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