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Introduced in House (09/20/2000)

Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to revise the definition of terminally ill with respect to hospice care to allow attending physicians to determine whether a Medicare beneficiary is eligible for hospice care under the Medicare program without regard to current law requirements that the individual's life expectancy be six months or less.