Text: H.R.4092 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[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.


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                    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

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                                 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.
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