H.R.5234 - Medicare Hospital Outpatient Department Fair Payment Act of 2002107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-5] (Introduced 07/25/2002)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/29/2002 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5234 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Medicare Hospital Outpatient Department Fair Payment Act of 2002 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to revise the Medicare hospital outpatient department (OPD) prospective payment system with regard to: (1) fee schedule amounts for clinic and emergency visits; (2) transitional pass-through for additional costs of innovative medical devices, drugs, and biologicals; (3) OPD fee schedule increase factor; (4) budget neutrality adjustment under requirements for periodic review and adjustments components of the prospective payment system; (4) outlier payments; (5) transitional adjustment to limit decline in payment; and (6) the requirement to increase relative payment weights in certain circumstances.
Introduced in House (07/25/2002)
Amends the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 to provide for permanent extension of provider-based status for any facility or organization that is treated as provider-based in relation to a hospital or critical access hospital under Medicare as of October 1, 2000.