H.R.4843 - Native CARE Act of 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] (Introduced 06/11/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||06/16/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4843 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/11/2014)
Native Contract and Rate Expenditure Act of 2014 or the Native CARE Act of 2014 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to remove the restriction to hospitals furnishing inpatient Medicare services and allow all service providers to participate under: (1) the Purchased/Referred Care program (formerly called the contract health services program) funded and operated by the Indian Health Service (IHS), and (2) any program funded by IHS and operated by an urban Indian organization.
Prohibits Medicare payment for an item or service furnished by a supplier unless the supplier agrees to participate under both such programs.
Prohibits any reduction, offset, or limitation to any appropriations made to IHS under the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, the Snyder Act, or any other provision of law as a result of this Act.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), acting through the Director of IHS, to study the impact of this Act on access to care under the IHS Purchased/Referred Care program.