HR 1868 - To prevent across-the-board direct spending cuts, and for other purposes - National Key Vote
Title: To prevent across-the-board direct spending cuts, and for other purposes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that establishes technical changes to provisions under Medicare and Medicaid and exempts the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 from the statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (PAYGO) and Senate PAYGO rule.
Exempts the budget effects of this bill and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 from being counted on either the PAYGO scorecard maintained by the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 or the Senate PAYGO scorecard (Sec. 1).
Extends the temporary suspension of Medicare sequestration as enacted as part of the CARES Act from March 31, 2021, to December 31, 2021 (Sec. 2).
Amends the CARES Act to exempt mixed earner unemployment compensation from Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility requirements (Sec. 3).
Establishes modified payment limits to rural health clinics that temporarily enrolled in Medicare during the COVID-19 public health emergency or applied by December 31, 2020 (Sec. 3).
Specifies that for public hospitals with high disproportionate shares, a payment adjustment during a state fiscal year will be consistent with the amount of the hospitals furnishing services up to 175 percent (Sec. 3).