H.R. 1248 (105th): Rural Health Care Protection Act of 1997

Apr 08, 1997 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Robert “Bob” Ney
Representative for Ohio's 18th congressional district
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Last Updated
Apr 08, 1997
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2015 (Related)
Balanced Budget Act of 1997

Signed by the President
Aug 05, 1997


This bill was introduced on April 8, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 08, 1997
Referred to Committee Apr 08, 1997
Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to permit classification of certain hospitals as rural referral centers, to permit reclassification of certain hospitals for disproportionate share payments, and to permit sole community hospitals to rebase Medicare payments based upon fiscal year 1994 and 1995 costs.


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Rural Health Care Protection Act of 1997 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, with respect to a hospital which has ever been classified as a rural referral center, to prohibit denial of a request for its reclassification on the basis of any comparison between its average hourly wage and the average hourly wages of hospitals in the area in which it is located.
Declares that any hospital classified as a rural referral center by the Secretary of Health and Human Services for FY 1991 shall be so classified for FY 1998 and each subsequent fiscal year.
Permits hospital geographic reclassification for purposes of disproportionate share payment adjustments.
Permits rebasing of Medicare payment for sole community hospitals using FY 1994 and 1995 costs.

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