S 424

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 424

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

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 1, 2011

Mr. SCHUMER (for himself, Mr. ROBERTS, and Mr. CONRAD) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to preserve access to ambulance services 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 `Medicare Ambulance Access Preservation Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. RETENTION OF ACCESS TO GROUND AMBULANCE SERVICES IN RURAL AND URBAN AREAS UNDER THE MEDICARE PROGRAM.

    Section 1834(l)(13)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395m(l)(13)(A)) is amended--

      (1) in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking `2012' and inserting `2018';

      (2) in clause (i), by inserting `, or 6 percent if such service is furnished on or after January 1, 2012, and before January 1, 2018' after `2012'; and

      (3) in clause (ii), by inserting `, or 6 percent if such service is furnished on or after January 1, 2012, and before January 1, 2018' after `2012'.

SEC. 3. RETENTION OF ACCESS TO AMBULANCE SERVICES IN SUPER RURAL AREAS UNDER THE MEDICARE PROGRAM.

    Section 1834(l)(12)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395m(l)(12)(A)) is amended by striking `2012' and inserting `2018'.

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