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Medicare Appeals, Regulatory, and Contracting Improvement Act of 2001

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A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide regulatory relief, appeals process reforms, contracting flexibility, and education improvements under the medicare program, and for other purposes.

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11/28/2001Introduced in Senate

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11/28/2001Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate
11/28/2001Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S12106)
Action By: Senate

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Senate Finance11/28/2001 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (11/28/2001)

Medicare Appeals, Regulatory, and Contracting Improvement Act of 2001 - Amends part D (Miscellaneous) of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA) with respect to: (1) timelines for publication of final regulations and compliance with substantive changes after notice; (2) timeframes for the completion of the record in the appeals process; (3) contracts with Medicare administrative contractors for determining payment amounts, making payments, and providing certain provider services; (4) coordination of funding for education of service providers; and (5) standardization of random prepayment review and recovery of overpayments from Medicare administrative contractors.

Grants a one-year delay in the lock-in procedures for Medicare+Choice plans under SSA title XVIII part C.

Provides a temporary moratorium on the requirement that home health agencies collect Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data from non-Medicare patients.