Senate Bill 2993
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Ensuring Seniors’ Access to Quality Care Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Dec 5, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Dec 5, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 5, 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
2993
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
Virginia
Delaware
South Carolina
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Ensuring Seniors' Access to Quality Care Act

This bill repeals certain restrictions under Medicare and Medicaid that prohibit the approval of nurse-aide training and competency evaluation programs in skilled nursing facilities that have been subject to specified regulatory actions (e.g., civil penalties) for substandard quality of care. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) must still disapprove such programs for up to two years; however, the CMS must rescind the disapproval upon completion of corrective action and may require additional oversight of the program for purposes of rescission.

The bill also allows Medicaid and Medicare providers (e.g., skilled nursing facilities) to access, through the National Practitioner Data Bank, disciplinary information for affiliated physicians and other health care practitioners, as reported by state licensing authorities.

Text (1)
December 5, 2019
Actions (2)
12/05/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
12/05/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Dec 6, 2019 5:42:40 AM
Updated
Dec 28, 2020 11:45:51 PM