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Introduced in House (09/21/2001)

Rural Hospital and Health Network Preservation Act of 2001 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) with respect to the prospective payment system (PPS) for hospital outpatient department (OPD) services to: (1) make permanent the hold harmless treatment for small rural hospitals (with 100 or fewer beds) under the OPD PPS; and (2) provide a transitional adjustment for sole community hospitals with between 100 and 400 beds that are classified as rural referral centers, in order to limit any decline in payment under the OPD PPS.