[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 111-286
111th Congress

An Act


 
Entitled The Physician Payment and Therapy Relief Act of
2010. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``The Physician Payment and Therapy
Relief Act of 2010''.
SEC. 2. PHYSICIAN PAYMENT UPDATE.

Section 1848(d)(11) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-
4(d)(11)) is amended--
(1) in the heading, by striking ``november'' and inserting
``december'';
(2) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``November 30'' and
inserting ``December 31''; and
(3) in subparagraph (B)--
(A) in the heading, by striking ``remaining portion
of 2010'' and inserting ``2011''; and
(B) by striking ``the period beginning on December
1, 2010, and ending on December 31, 2010, and for''.
SEC. 3. TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE SERVICE PAYMENT POLICIES FOR THERAPY
SERVICES.

(a) Smaller Payment Discount for Certain Multiple Therapy
Services.--Section 1848(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-
4(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
``(7) Adjustment in discount for certain multiple therapy
services.--In the case of therapy services furnished on or after
January 1, 2011, and for which payment is made under fee
schedules established under this section, instead of the 25
percent multiple procedure payment reduction specified in the
final rule published by the Secretary in the Federal Register on
November 29, 2010, the reduction percentage shall be 20
percent.''.

(b) Exemption of Payment Reduction From Budget-neutrality.--Section
1848(c)(2)(B)(v) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w-
4(c)(2)(B)(v)) is amended by adding at the end the following new
subclause:
``(VII) Reduced expenditures for
multiple therapy services.--Effective
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schedules

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established beginning with 2011, reduced
expenditures attributable to the
multiple procedure payment reduction for
therapy services (as described in
subsection (b)(7)).''.
SEC. 4. DETERMINATION OF BUDGETARY EFFECTS.

The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with
the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by
reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO
Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional
Record by the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, provided that
such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

Approved November 30, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5712:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
July 14, considered and passed House.
Nov. 18, considered and passed Senate, amended.
Nov. 29, House concurred in Senate amendments.