H.R.5334 - Patients Before Paperwork Medicare Red Tape Reduction Act of 2000106th Congress (1999-2000)
||Rep. Dickey, Jay [R-AR-4] (Introduced 09/28/2000)
||House - Ways and Means; Commerce
||10/20/2000 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment. (All Actions)
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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.