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Act to Reform Recover Audit Contractors (RACs) (H.R. 2156)

Amends title XVII of the Social Security Act to reform practices of RACs under the Medicare program.

H.R. 2156

Issue Brief

Issue Brief of Two-Midnight Rule

RAC Timeline

Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA)


Rep. David Young (R-IA)

Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Relief Act of 2015 (S. 258/H.R. 169)

A legislative fix to resolve the discrepancy between CAH conditions of participation and the conditions of payment and resolve the 96-hour rule.

S. 258

H.R. 169

Issue Brief

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA)

Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA)

Rep. David Young (R-IA)

Protecting Access to Rural Therapy Services Act (S. 257/H.R. 1611)

Ensures hospitals, particularly Critical Access Hospitals, are able to provide quality, safe health care services in their communities without unnecessary restrictions imposed on the delivery caused by the enforcement of the direct supervision of outpatient therapeutic services.

S. 257

H.R. 1611

Issue Brief

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA)

Rep. David Young (R-IA)

Rural Hospital Access Act of 2015 (S. 332/H.R. 663)

Makes permanent the low-volume (“tweener”) and Medicare Dependent Hospital provisions to ensure access to high-quality health care services in rural areas

S. 332

H.R. 663

Issue Brief

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA)

Rep. David Young (R-IA)

Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA)

Community Hospital Demonstration Extension Act of 2015 (S. 607/H.R. 672)

Extends the Rural Community Hospital Demonstration project that expires this year.

S. 607

H.R. 672

Issue Brief

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA)

Rep. David Young (R-IA)

Rep. Steve King (R-IA)

Rep. Rod Blum (R-IA)

Rural Emergency Acute Care Hospital (REACH) Act (S. 1648)

Provides an option for smaller, rural hospitals that want to transition to an emergency and outpatient only facility.

S. 1648

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)

Save Rural Hospital Act (H.R. 3225)

Provides enhanced payments to rural health care providers and provides an option to transition to a community outpatient hospital.

H.R. 3225

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA)