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Official Title as Introduced

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for payment of hospitals under the DRG prospective payment system on the basis of a blend of hospital-specific rates and a national rate, depending on the degree of variation of costs within specific diagnosis-related groups.

Actions Overview (1)

05/03/1988Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

05/09/1988Referred to Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
05/03/1988Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/03/1988Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (35)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Chapman, Jim [D-TX-1]* 05/03/1988
Rep. Huckaby, Thomas J. (Jerry) [D-LA-5] 05/13/1988
Rep. Emerson, Bill [R-MO-8] 05/13/1988
Rep. Espy, Mike [D-MS-2] 05/13/1988
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 05/13/1988
Rep. McCurdy, Dave [D-OK-4] 05/13/1988
Rep. Nichols, Bill [D-AL-3] 05/13/1988
Rep. Whittaker, Bob [R-KS-5] 05/13/1988
Rep. Tallon, Robert M. (Robin) [D-SC-6] 05/13/1988
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-25] 05/13/1988
Rep. Lancaster, H. Martin [D-NC-3] 05/13/1988
Rep. Stangeland, Arlan [R-MN-7] 05/13/1988
Rep. Derrick, Butler C. [D-SC-3] 05/13/1988
Rep. Baker, Richard H. [R-LA-6] 05/13/1988
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-11] 05/13/1988
Rep. Johnson, Nancy L. [R-CT-6] 05/13/1988
Rep. Jontz, Jim [D-IN-5] 05/13/1988
Rep. Gray, Kenneth J. [D-IL-22] 05/13/1988
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 05/26/1988
Rep. Penny, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 05/26/1988
Rep. Skeen, Joe [R-NM-2] 05/26/1988
Rep. Tauzin, W. J. (Billy) [D-LA-3] 05/26/1988
Rep. Wortley, George C. [R-NY-27] 05/26/1988
Rep. Alexander, Bill [D-AR-1] 05/26/1988
Rep. Traxler, Bob [D-MI-8] 05/26/1988
Rep. Bentley, Helen Delich [R-MD-2] 05/26/1988
Rep. Hatcher, Charles [D-GA-2] 05/26/1988
Rep. Fascell, Dante B. [D-FL-19] 06/08/1988
Rep. Coleman, E. Thomas [R-MO-6] 06/08/1988
Rep. Watkins, Wes [D-OK-3] 06/08/1988
Rep. Edwards, Mickey [R-OK-5] 06/08/1988
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 06/29/1988
Rep. Johnson, Tim [D-SD-At Large] 06/29/1988
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] 08/03/1988
Rep. Holloway, Clyde [R-LA-8] 09/07/1988

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means05/03/1988 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health05/09/1988 Referred to

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Subjects (12)

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Introduced in House (05/03/1988)

Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to determine the payments to be made to hospitals under Medicare's prospective payment system on the basis of a blend of hospital-specific rates and a national rate, depending on the degree to which costs vary within specific diagnosis-related groups. Eliminates the urban or rural classification of an area as a consideration in hospital payment determinations.

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: (1) identify relevant labor markets for hospitals; (2) establish a methodology to determine the proportion of hospital costs which are wage-related and compare the hospital wage level in each labor market with the national average hospital wage level; and (3) take into account differences among hospitals in part and full-time employment patterns.