H.R. 5257 (100th): Medicare Inpatient Hospital Capital Expenditures Amendments of 1988

Sep 07, 1988 (100th Congress, 1987–1988)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Fortney “Pete” Stark
Representative for California's 9th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 712 (101st) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 27, 1989


This bill was introduced on September 7, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 07, 1988
Referred to Committee Sep 07, 1988
Full Title

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to payment for capital-related costs for inpatient hospital services under the medicare program.


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Medicare Inpatient Hospital Capital Expenditures Amendments of 1988 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to prohibit Medicare payment for hospital, capital-related costs in a State, beginning in FY 1990, unless the State:
(1) has entered into an agreement with the Secretary of Health and Human Services to review capital expenditures for inpatient hospital services pursuant to an Inpatient Hospital Facilities Plan developed by the State; and
(2) has an average hospital occupancy rate of greater than 85 percent in urban areas and 75 percent in rural areas.
Sets forth the required content of Inpatient Hospital Facilities Plans. Provides Medicare payments on a prospective basis, beginning in FY 1990, for hospital, capital-related costs for moveable equipment that has a minimum useful life of approximately three years.

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