Senate Bill 2807
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Hospice Care Improvement Act of 2019
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Nov 7, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Nov 7, 2019
Latest Action
Nov 7, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2807
Congress
116
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Ohio
Maryland
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Hospice Care Improvement Act of 2019

This bill establishes survey requirements for, and enforcement mechanisms against, certified hospice programs under Medicare.

Specifically, certified programs must undergo periodic surveys by a state, local, or approved accreditation agency, as specified; the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) must provide joint training for surveyors and programs, and must publish information relating to survey results on the Hospice Compare website. Surveyors must provide programs with educational materials to help them correct any found deficiencies. If the CMS finds that a program does not meet applicable standards, the CMS may impose intermediate sanctions, including suspended Medicare payments, temporary management, and additional training; such programs must also undergo more frequent surveys until they are found to be in compliance.

Text (1)
November 7, 2019
Actions (2)
11/07/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
11/07/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Nov 8, 2019 6:12:28 AM
Updated
Nov 24, 2020 5:26:32 AM