Summary: H.R.1529 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/22/1999)

Indigent Care Reimbursement Act of 1999 - Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services from treating patient days for individuals eligible for general assistance under the laws of certain States as not consisting of patients who were eligible for medical assistance under the State's Medicaid (title XIX of the Social Security Act (SSA)) plan in calculating the amount of disproportionate share (DSH) adjustment payments under the Medicare program (SSA title XVIII) for hospitals in such States for discharges occurring before October 1, 1998.

Prohibits the Secretary from recouping payments from (or otherwise reducing, disallowing, or adjusting payments under Medicare to) such a hospital for such discharges.

Requires the Secretary to refund to the affected hospital any amounts recouped, reduced, disallowed, or adjusted before enactment of this Act that are attributable to such discharges.