H.R.830 - Medicare Rural Health Care Preservation Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
||Rep. McInnis, Scott [R-CO-3] (Introduced 02/13/2003)
||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce
||02/26/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman. (All Actions)
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Introduced in House (02/13/2003)
Medicare Rural Health Care Preservation Act of 2003 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to provide for: (1) a five-year continuation of Medicare managed care cost contracts; (2) temporary payment increases for sole community hospitals under the prospective payment system for hospital outpatient department services; (3) the reinstatement of periodic interim payment (PIP) with respect to the critical access hospital program, among other changes with respect to such program; (4) an extension of the temporary increase for home health services furnished in a rural area; (5) an increase in payments for hospice care furnished in frontier areas; and (6) deemed eligibility based on death in fact with respect to treatment of eligibility for hospice care.