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[121 STAT. 985]
[121 STAT. 985]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–90—SEPT. 29, 2007

121 STAT. 985

(c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this section shall be effective as of September 30, 2007.

42 USC 1396a note.

SEC. 4. EXTENSION OF SSI WEB-BASED ASSET DEMONSTRATION PROJECT TO THE MEDICAID PROGRAM.

42 USC 1396a note.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Beginning on October 1, 2007, and ending on September 30, 2012, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall provide for the application to asset eligibility determinations under the Medicaid program under title XIX of the Social Security Act of the automated, secure, web-based asset verification request and response process being applied for determining eligibility for benefits under the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program under title XVI of such Act under a demonstration project conducted under the authority of section 1631(e)(1)(B)(ii) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1383(e)(1)(B)(ii)). (b) LIMITATION.—Such application shall only extend to those States in which such demonstration project is operating and only for the period in which such project is otherwise provided. (c) RULES OF APPLICATION.—For purposes of carrying out subsection (a), notwithstanding any other provision of law, information obtained from a financial institution that is used for purposes of eligibility determinations under such demonstration project with respect to the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the SSI program may also be shared and used by States for purposes of eligibility determinations under the Medicaid program. In applying section 1631(e)(1)(B)(ii) of the Social Security Act under this subsection, references to the Commissioner of Social Security and benefits under title XVI of such Act shall be treated as including a reference to a State described in subsection (b) and medical assistance under title XIX of such Act provided by such a State.

Effective date. Termination date.

SEC. 5. 6-MONTH DELAY IN REQUIREMENT TO USE TAMPER-RESISTANT PRESCRIPTION PADS UNDER MEDICAID.

42 USC 1396b note.

Effective as if included in the enactment of section 7002(b) of the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 (Public Law 110– 28, 121 Sta. 187), paragraph (2) of such section is amended by striking ‘‘September 30, 2007’’ and inserting ‘‘March 31, 2008’’.

Effective date.

42 USC 1396b note.

SEC. 6. ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE MEDICARE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANCE AND QUALITY INITIATIVE FUND.

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Section 1848(l)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395w– 4(l)(2)) is amended— (1) in subparagraph (A), by adding at the end the following: ‘‘In addition, there shall be available to the Fund for expenditures during 2009 an amount equal to $325,000,000 and for expenditures during or after 2013 an amount equal to $60,000,000.’’; and (2) in subparagraph (B)— (A) in the heading, by striking ‘‘FURNISHED DURING 2008’’; (B) by striking ‘‘specified in subparagraph (A)’’ and inserting ‘‘specified in the first sentence of subparagraph (A)’’; and (C) by inserting after ‘‘furnished during 2008’’ the following: ‘‘and for the obligation of the entire first amount specified in the second sentence of such subparagraph for payment with respect to physicians’ services furnished

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