Summary: S.212 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (01/30/2001)

Indian Health Care Improvement Act Reauthorization of 2001 - Amends the Indian Health Care Improvement Act to revise requirements for health care programs and services for Indians, Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations.

Makes permanent a demonstration project under which Indian tribes and tribal organizations, and Alaska Native health organizations that contract or compact for the operation of a hospital or IHS clinic, may elect to directly bill and receive reimbursement for health care services provided for which payment is made under Medicare and Medicaid of the Social Security Act (SSA), or from any other third-party payor.

Replaces the Urban Health Programs Branch with an Office for Urban Indian Health.

Directs the Secretary, acting through the IHS and Indian tribes and tribal organizations, to consolidate certain existing programs into a new program of comprehensive behavioral health, prevention, treatment, and aftercare for Indian tribes.

Establishes the National Bi-Partisan Indian Health Care Entitlement Commission to: (1) establish a Study Committee to study the extent of Indian health services needs; (2) review and analyze the Study Committee's report; and (3) make recommendations to Congress for providing health services for Indians as an entitlement.

Amends SSA titles XVIII (Medicare), XIX (Medicaid), and XXI (Children's Health Insurance Program) to conform with this Act.