H.R. 5856 (98th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to denying additional capital-related costs associated with the churning of hospital assets.

Jun 14, 1984 (98th Congress, 1983–1984)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Claude Pepper
Representative for Florida's 18th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 4170 (Related)
Deficit Reduction Act of 1984

Signed by the President
Jul 18, 1984


This bill was introduced on June 14, 1984, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 14, 1984
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Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to prohibit, for purposes of establishing an appropriate allowance for depreciation, interest on capital indebtedness, and return on equity capital, the valuation of a hospital asset whose ownership has changed from exceeding the valuation of the asset established for Medicare purposes (less accumulated depreciation) as of:
(1) the date of the enactment of this Act, in the case of assets for which a valuation has been established as of such date; or
(2) the date the valuation is first established for Medicare purposes, in the case of assets for which a valuation is first established after the date of the enactment of this Act.

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