H.R.1273 - Puerto Rico Hospital HITECH Amendments of 2011

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply the additional Medicare HITECH payment provisions to hospitals in Puerto Rico. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to apply the additional Medicare HITECH payment provisions to hospitals in Puerto Rico. as introduced.
  • Short: Puerto Rico Hospital HITECH Amendments of 2011 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Puerto Rico Hospital HITECH Amendments of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to apply Medicare HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) payments to subsection (d) hospitals in Puerto Rico. (Generally, a subsection [d] hospital

Official Summary

Puerto Rico Hospital HITECH Amendments of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to apply Medicare HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) payments to subsection (d) hospitals in Puerto Rico. (Generally, a subsection [d] hospital is an acute hospital, particularly one that receives payments under Medicare's inpatient prospective payment system [IPPS] when providing covered inpatient services to eligible beneficiaries.) Requires specified budget neutrality adjustments for FY2011-FY2012 and subsequent fiscal years so that estimated aggregate incentive payments for adoption and meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology are not increased as a result of this Act.

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