H.R.4092 - Investment in Women's Health Act of 1998105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] (Introduced 06/19/1998)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||06/30/1998 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4092 Introduced in House (IH)] 105th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4092 To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase the amount of payment under the Medicare program for pap smear laboratory tests. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 19, 1998 Mr. Abercrombie (for himself, Mr. Sanders, Mr. Sandlin, Mrs. Lowey, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Boswell, Ms. Millender-McDonald, Mr. Ford, Mr. Borski, Mrs. Mink of Hawaii, and Mr. Cummings) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase the amount of payment under the Medicare program for pap smear laboratory tests. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Investment in Women's Health Act of 1998''. SEC. 2. INCREASE IN PAYMENT AMOUNT FOR PAP SMEAR LABORATORY TESTS. (a) In General.--Section 1833(h) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395l(h)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ``(7) In no case shall payment under the fee schedule established under paragraph (1) for the laboratory test component of a diagnostic or screening pap smear be less than $14.60.''. (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to laboratory tests furnished on or after January 1, 1999. <all>