Thursday, November 09, 2006

H.R. 175 - Family Caregiver Security Act of 2005

The Family Caregiver Security Act of 2005 seeks to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the use of qualified family caregivers in the provision of home health aide services under the Medicare Program.

The bill summary as of it's January 1st, 2005 introduction:

Family Caregiver Security Act of 2005 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for the use of qualified family caregivers in the provision of home health aide services under Medicare.

Declares that nothing in such title shall be construed as authorizing the exclusion of coverage of skilled nursing services for an individual 75 years of age or older as part of home health services solely on the basis of the individual's refusal of physical therapy services during rehabilitation, regardless of whether such physical therapy services are part of the individual's plan of care.

The sponsor for this bill:
Rep Millender-McDonald, Juanita [CA-37]

Cosponsors (3):
Rep Owens, Major R. [NY-11] - 4/14/2005
Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] - 4/14/2005
Rep Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [MD-2] - 4/14/2005

The latest major action taken on this bill was on February 4, 2005 when it was referred to House subcommittee.

ALL ACTIONS:

1/4/2005:

Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
1/4/2005:
Referred to House Ways and Means
1/25/2005:
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
1/4/2005:
Referred to House Energy and Commerce
2/4/2005:
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need to get fianancial assistance for taking care of my parents- - where do I go to receive such benefits.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

I'm still looking for more information, but for now I offered some information on financial assistance for caregivers in the linked to post. Keep an eye on the main page of the blog for the next few days, I'll hunt up more information to add to what I have so far.

4:18 PM  

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