S 408

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 408

To provide for the temporary retention of sole community hospital status for a hospital under the Medicare program.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 17, 2011

Mr. ROCKEFELLER introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To provide for the temporary retention of sole community hospital status for a hospital under the Medicare program.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Community Hospital Jobs Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. TEMPORARY RETENTION OF MEDICARE SOLE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL STATUS.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective for discharges occurring during the 3-year period beginning on October 1, 2010, in the case of a hospital with Medicare provider number 51-0047, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall deem such hospital to meet the criteria for classification as a sole community hospital under section 1886(d)(5)(D)(iii)(II) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww(d)(5)(D)(iii)(II)).

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