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Text of A bill to provide for the reclassification of certain counties for purposes of reimbursement under the medicare program.

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This bill was introduced on November 28, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 28, 2001 (Introduced).

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S 1736 IS

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1736

To provide for the reclassification of certain counties for purposes of reimbursement under the medicare program.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 28, 2001

Mr. THOMPSON (for himself and Mr. FRIST) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To provide for the reclassification of certain counties for purposes of reimbursement under the medicare program.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. THREE-YEAR RECLASSIFICATION OF CERTAIN COUNTIES FOR PURPOSES OF REIMBURSEMENT UNDER THE MEDICARE PROGRAM.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective for discharges occurring during fiscal years 2002, 2003, and 2004, for purposes of making payments under subsections (d) and (j) of section 1886 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww) to hospitals (including rehabilitation hospitals and rehabilitation units under such subsection (j)) in Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Sevier, and Union Counties, Tennessee, such counties are deemed to be located in the Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. For purposes of such section, the reclassifications made under the preceding sentence shall be treated as decisions of the Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board under subsection (d)(10) of such section.