S.1486 - Long-Term Care Hospital Improvement Act of 2011

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to clarify and expand on criteria applicable to patient admission to and care furnished in long-term care hospitals participating in the Medicare program, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to clarify and expand on criteria applicable to patient admission to and care furnished in long-term care hospitals participating in the Medicare program, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Long-Term Care Hospital Improvement Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Long-Term Care Hospital Improvement Act of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to long-term care hospitals to specify: (1) the criteria for preadmission patient screening and for admission following a face-to-face evaluation by a physician, (2) core

Official Summary

Long-Term Care Hospital Improvement Act of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to long-term care hospitals to specify:
(1) the criteria for preadmission patient screening and for admission following a face-to-face evaluation by a physician,
(2) core services and patient care requirements, and
(3) discharge criteria. Reduces from 48 hours to 24 hours of admission the deadline by which long-term care hospitals must validate that patients meet admission criteria.

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