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Committee on Energy and CommerceCommittee on Ways and MeansIntroducedJuly 21st, 2010
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Home Health Care Access Protection Act of 2010
To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to protect Medicare beneficiaries' access to home health services under the Medicare Program.
Home Health Care Access Protection Act of 2010 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, with respect to the prospective payment system (PPS) for home health services and adjustments to it for case mix changes. Requires for years beginning with 2011 that any evaluation of case mix changes and any such adjustment be made using standards developed consistent with specified processes, taking certain criteria into account. Directs the Secretary to convene a Technical Advisory Group to advise on the development of such standards.