Summary: H.R.1168 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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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.