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H.R. 5204 (108th): To amend section 340E of the Public Health Service Act (relating to children’s hospitals) to modify provisions regarding the determination of the amount of payments for indirect expenses associated with operating approved graduate medical residency training programs.

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 4, 2004 (Introduced).


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108th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5204

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 4, 2004

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend section 340E of the Public Health Service Act (relating to children’s hospitals) to modify provisions regarding the determination of the amount of payments for indirect expenses associated with operating approved graduate medical residency training programs.

1.

Disregard of newborn bassinets in calculating case mix for receipt by children’s hospitals of funding for graduate medical education programs

(a)

In general

Section 340E(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 256e(d)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking related to and inserting associated with; and

(2)

in paragraph (2)(A)—

(A)

by inserting ratio of the after hospitals and the; and

(B)

by inserting at the end before the semicolon to beds (but excluding beds or bassinets assigned to healthy newborn infants).

(b)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply to payments for periods beginning with fiscal year 2005.