There is one summary for this bill. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (09/28/2000)

Patients Before Paperwork Medicare Red Tape Reduction Act of 2000 - Establishes the Patients Before Paperwork Medicare Red Tape Commission to: (1) review existing paperwork burdens and related regulations under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, with the goal of reducing the paperwork burdens under the Medicare program; (2) analyze whether existing and proposed paperwork requirements and related regulations have proven benefits, including a positive health benefit for Medicare beneficiaries; (3) make recommendations regarding methods to streamline and simplify the coding method for items and services for which reimbursement is provided under Medicare; (4) make recommendations regarding the facilitation of electronic filing of Medicare claims for reimbursement and the elimination of paperwork of paperwork; (5) develop a standard form that will minimize any duplication of data and that relies on less paperwork than the current system; (6) determine the effect of Medicare paperwork requirements on relationships between doctors and patients; and (7) review and analyze other appropriate matters relating to paperwork reduction. Authorizes appropriations.