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Public Law 110-173
by the 110th Congress of the United States
Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007
Pub.L. 110−173, 121 Stat. 2492, S. 2499, enacted December 29, 2007.
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An Act

To amend Titles XVIII, XIX, and XXI of the Social Security Act to extend provisions under the Medicare, Medicaid,
and SCHIP programs, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

Section 1. Short Title; Table of Contents.

(a) In General.—
This Act may be cited as the ``Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007´´.
(b) Table of Contents.—
The table of contents of this Act is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short Title; Table of Contents.
Sec. 101. Increase in physician payment update; extension of the physician quality reporting system.
Sec. 102. Extension of Medicare incentive payment program for physician scarcity areas.
Sec. 103. Extension of floor on work geographic adjustment under the Medicare physician fee schedule.
Sec. 104. Extension of treatment of certain physician pathology services under Medicare.
Sec. 105. Extension of exceptions process for Medicare therapy caps.
Sec. 106. Extension of payment rule for brachytherapy; extension to therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals.
Sec. 107. Extension of Medicare reasonable costs payments for certain clinical diagnostic laboratory tests furnished to hospital patients in certain rural areas.
Sec. 108. Extension of authority of specialized Medicare Advantage plans for special needs individuals to restrict enrollment.
Sec. 109. Extension of deadline for application of limitation on extension or renewal of Medicare reasonable cost contract plans.
Sec. 110. Adjustment to the Medicare Advantage stabilization fund.
Sec. 111. Medicare secondary payor.
Sec. 112. Payment for part B drugs.
Sec. 113. Payment rate for certain diagnostic laboratory tests.
Sec. 114. Long-term care hospitals.
Sec. 115. Payment for inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) services.
Sec. 116. Extension of accommodation of physicians ordered to active duty in the Armed Services.
Sec. 117. Treatment of certain hospitals.
Sec. 118. Additional Funding for State Health Insurance Assistance Programs, Area Agencies on Aging, and Aging and Disability Resource Centers.
Sec. 201. Extending SCHIP funding through March 31, 2009.
Sec. 202. Extension of transitional medical assistance (TMA) and abstinence education program.
Sec. 203. Extension of qualifying individual (QI) program.
Sec. 204. Medicaid DSH extension.
Sec. 205. Improving data collection.
Sec. 206. Moratorium on certain payment restrictions.
Sec. 301. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission status.
Sec. 302. Special Diabetes Programs for Type I Diabetes and Indians.

Approved December 29, 2007.

Legislative History

  • CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 153 (2007):
    • Dec. 18, considered and passed Senate.
    • Dec. 19, considered and passed House.


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