H.R.1168 - To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure that medicare-dependent, small, rural hospitals receive at least their reasonable costs for inpatient hospital services furnished under the medicare program, and for other purposes.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Roberts, Pat [R-KS-1] (Introduced 02/28/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/06/1989 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1168 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/28/1989)
Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to pay additional amounts to Medicare-dependent, small, rural hospitals to ensure that their reasonable operating costs for inpatient hospital services are covered.
Makes the classification of a rural hospital as a rural referral center permanent. Treats any hospital which is the sole source of inpatient hospital services in a county or parish having no more than 10,000 inhabitants as a sole community hospital.