H.R.26 - Medicare Payment Restoration and Benefits Improvement Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3] (Introduced 01/07/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/03/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.26 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Medicare Payment Restoration and Benefits Improvement Act of 2003 - Revises requirements with regard to title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act (SSA): (1) part A concerning rural health care, inpatient hospital services, skilled nursing facility services, and hospices; (2) part B concerning physicians' and other services; and (3) part A and B concerning home health services, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MEDPAC), and other specified matters.
Introduced in House (01/07/2003)
Amends part C (Medicare+Choice) (M+C) of SSA title XVIII to: (1) provide for equalizing payments between fee-for-service and Medicare+Choice; and (2) specialized Medicare+Choice plans for special needs beneficiaries.
Amends: (1) the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 to provide for extension of the social health maintenance organization demonstration project; and (2) the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 to provide for extension of municipal health service demonstration projects.
Amends SSA title XVIII part E (Miscellaneous) (previously part D) to include a number of regulatory reduction, contracting, and administrative changes.