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103d congress 

1st Session 



To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to exempt mental health 
services furnished to an individual who is a resident of a nursing facility 
from the limitation on the amount of incurred expenses for mental 
health services that may be taken into account in determining the amount 
of payment for such services under part B of the medicare program. 



S.935 



IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES 

May 11 (legislative day, April 19), 1993 
Mr. Chafee 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 exempt 
mental health services furnished to an individual v^^ho 
is a resident of a nursing facility from the limitation 
on the amount of incurred expenses for mental health 
services that may be taken into account in determining 
the amount of payment for such services under part 
B of the medicare program. 

1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 



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1 SECTION 1. EXEMPTION FROM LIMITATION ON INCURRED 

2 EXPENSES FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES 

3 UNDER MEDICARE FOR MENTAL HEALTH 

4 SERVICES FURNISHED TO NURSING HOME 

5 RESIDENTS. 

6 (a) In General. — Section 1833(c) of the Social Se- 

7 curity Act (42 U.S.C. 13951(c)) is amended by inserting 

8 after "hospital" the following: **or a resident of a nursing 

9 facility (as defined in section 1919(a))". 

10 (b) Effective Date. — The amendment made by 

11 subsection (a) shall apply to expenses for mental health 

12 services incurred in calendar years beginning with 1994. 

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