Summary: S.1833 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/30/1987)

Medicare Nursing Practice and Patient Care Improvement Act of 1987 - Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to enter into contracts with hospitals and nursing homes which provide services to individuals eligible to receive benefits under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide grants for demonstrating and evaluating the cost-effectiveness of innovative nursing practice models. Requires such models to include: (1) the integration of case management and patient care; (2) the testing of innovative payment structures for nurses; and (3) the improvement of work schedules and other benefits for nurses. Authorizes appropriations from the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund for FY 1989 through 1991. Sets forth information and reporting requirements.