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      house Committees
      House Committee on Ways and Means
      Health
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
    IntroducedMarch 14th, 2013

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Title

Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2013

Official Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to count a period of receipt of outpatient observation services in a hospital toward satisfying the 3-day inpatient hospital requirement for coverage of skilled nursing facility services under Medicare.

Summary

Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to deem an individual receiving outpatient observation services in a hospital to be an inpatient with respect to satisfying the three-day inpatient hospital requirement in order to entitle the individual to Medicare coverage of any post-hospital extended care services in a skilled nursing facility (SNF).