H.R.716 - To provide for a study of anesthesia services furnished under the Medicare Program, and to expand arrangements under which certified registered nurse anesthetists may furnish such services.107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15] (Introduced 02/14/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||03/14/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman.|
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Summary: H.R.716 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a multistate comparative study for a report to Congress on mortality and adverse outcome rates of Medicare patients by providers of anesthesia services and by type of such providers.
Introduced in House (02/14/2001)
Requires the Secretary to revise any regulations establishing conditions of Medicare participation for hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers relating to anesthesia services to provide that nurse anesthetists may furnish such services under: (1) the medical direction of an immediately available anesthesiologist; (2) the supervision of an immediately available physician; or (3) a written collaboration agreement with an immediately available physician or physician group experienced in anesthesia administration and credentialed by the hospital and ambulatory surgical center to participate in such collaboration.