There is one summary for H.R.4401. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/09/2000)

Health Care Infrastructure Investment Act of 2000 - Amends part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to repeal the requirement for specified delayed Medicare benefit payments under contracts with administrative carriers that provide for the disbursement of funds.

Establishes within the Department of Health and Human Services a Health Care Infrastructure Commission to: (1) coordinate the expertise and programs within and among Federal agencies for the purposes of designing and implementing an advanced informational infrastructure for the administration of Federal health benefits programs; and (2) conduct a study on the design and construction of an immediate claim, administration, payment resolution, and data collection system meeting certain requirements.

Directs the Office of Personnel Management to: (1) adapt such system for use under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP); and (2) require that carriers participating in FEHBP use the system to satisfy certain minimum requirements for claim submission, processing, and payment in accordance with the specified timetable.

Makes appropriations to the Health Care Infrastructure Commission.