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Introduced in House (09/20/2000)

Essential Rural Hospital Preservation Act of 2000 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to revise the Medicare program with regard to essential rural hospitals by: (1) treating as allowable costs 100 percent of bad debts attributable to uncollectible copayments and deductions; (2) exempting such hospitals from the hospital outpatient prospective payment system; and (3) providing for disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments (with a minimum DSH adjustment percentage of 20 percent) for essential rural hospital discharges between May 1, 1986, and October 1, 1997.