H.R. 3590 (98th): Medicare Pacemaker Payment Reform and Patient Protection Act


Jul 18, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 18, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Ron Wyden

Representative for Oregon's 3rd congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for procedures and payment limitations with respect to the furnishing of cardiac pacemakers in order to achieve cost savings for the medicare program, improve the quality of patient care, and insure against fraud and abuse, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/18/1983--Introduced.Medicare Pacemaker Payment Reform and Patient Protection Act - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to reduce the reimbursement:(1) for new cardiac pacemakers by 15 percent;(2) for ... Read more >

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Jul 18, 1983

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3590”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Related Bills

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H.R. 4170 (Related)
Deficit Reduction Act of 1984

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jul 18, 1984

H.R. 4136 (Related)
Medicare and Medicaid Budget Reconciliation Amendments of 1983

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 20, 1983

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