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house Bill H.R. 2443

Medicare Ambulance Access Preservation Act of 2009

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      house Committees
      House Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
      House Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedMay 14th, 2009

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Title

Medicare Ambulance Access Preservation Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to ambulance services under the Medicare Program.

Summary

Medicare Ambulance Access Preservation Act of 2009 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to increase to 6% permanently the rate of increase in the fee schedule for ground ambulance services furnished on or after January 1, 2010, in rural and urban areas. Makes permanent the increase in the base rate of the fee schedule the Secretary of Health and Human Services is required to make for a trip in the case of ground ambulance services furnished on or after July 1, 2004, (and beyond January 1, 2010) for which the transportation originates in a qualified low population density rural area.

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