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      House Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedSeptember 19th, 2013

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Fairness for Beneficiaries Act of 2013

Official Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare coverage of extended care services without regard to a requirement for a 3-day prior hospitalization, and for other purposes.


Fairness for Beneficiaries Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to revise requirements for Medicare coverage for extended care services which are not post-hospital extended care services (that is, without regard to the requirement for a 3-day prior hospitalization). Limits such coverage to extended care services in a skilled nursing facility (SNF), but only if, before the individual is admitted to the SNF, a physician or other qualified health care practitioner determines and certifies that extended care services for the individual are medically necessary.

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