117 STAT. 2336
PUBLIC LAW 108–173—DEC. 8, 2003
(2) The specific data evidencing the amount of any increase in expenditures that is directly attributable to the demonstration project (expressed both in absolute dollar terms and as a percentage) above expenditures that would otherwise have been incurred for home health services under the medicare program. (3) Specific recommendations to exempt permanently and severely disabled homebound beneficiaries from restrictions on the length, frequency, and purpose of their absences from the home to qualify for home health services without incurring additional costs to the medicare program. (g) WAIVER AUTHORITY.—The Secretary shall waive compliance with the requirements of title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395 et seq.) to such extent and for such period as the Secretary determines is necessary to conduct demonstration projects. (h) CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this section shall be construed as waiving any applicable civil monetary penalty, criminal penalty, or other remedy available to the Secretary under title XI or title XVIII of the Social Security Act for acts prohibited under such titles, including penalties for false certifications for purposes of receipt of items or services under the medicare program. (i) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—Payments for the costs of carrying out the demonstration project under this section shall be made from the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund under section 1841 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1395t). (j) DEFINITIONS.—In this section: (1) MEDICARE BENEFICIARY.—The term ‘‘medicare beneficiary’’ means an individual who is enrolled under part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act. (2) HOME HEALTH SERVICES.—The term ‘‘home health services’’ has the meaning given such term in section 1861(m) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(m)). (3) ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING DEFINED.—The term ‘‘activities of daily living’’ means eating, toileting, transferring, bathing, and dressing. 42 USC 1395fff note.
SEC. 703. DEMONSTRATION PROJECT FOR MEDICAL ADULT DAY-CARE SERVICES.
(a) ESTABLISHMENT.—Subject to the succeeding provisions of this section, the Secretary shall establish a demonstration project (in this section referred to as the ‘‘demonstration project’’) under which the Secretary shall, as part of a plan of an episode of care for home health services established for a medicare beneficiary, permit a home health agency, directly or under arrangements with a medical adult day-care facility, to provide medical adult daycare services as a substitute for a portion of home health services that would otherwise be provided in the beneficiary’s home. (b) PAYMENT.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Subject to paragraph (2), the amount of payment for an episode of care for home health services, a portion of which consists of substitute medical adult daycare services, under the demonstration project shall be made at a rate equal to 95 percent of the amount that would otherwise apply for such home health services under section 1895 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395fff). In no case may a home health agency, or a medical adult day-care facility
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