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108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 2008 To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for expanded coverage of paramedic intercept services under the Medicare Program. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 7, 2003 Ms. DeLauro (for herself, Mr. Platts, and Ms. Slaughter) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for expanded coverage of paramedic intercept services 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. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Medicare Paramedic Intercept Services Coverage Act of 2003''. SEC. 2. EXPANDED COVERAGE OF PARAMEDIC INTERCEPT SERVICES UNDER THE MEDICARE PROGRAM. (a) In General.--Section 4531(c) of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 is amended to read as follows: ``(c) Payment for Paramedic Intercept Service Providers.-- ``(1) In general.--In promulgating regulations to carry out section 1861(s)(7) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x(s)(7)) with respect to the coverage of ambulance services, the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall include coverage of advanced life support intercept services (in this subsection referred to as `ALS intercept services'). ``(2) Conditions of coverage.--For the purposes of this subsection, ALS intercept services consist of a qualified paramedic providing ALS level services in connection with the transport of a patient by an ambulance qualified to provide only a basic life support level of services if the following conditions are met: ``(A) The entity providing the ambulance transportation is a public, non-profit, or volunteer organization which-- ``(i) is certified as qualified to provide ambulance services under title XVIII of the Social Security Act; and ``(ii) provides only basic life support services at the time of the intercept. ``(B) The paramedic providing such services is not employed or compensated by the entity providing the ambulance transportation and the entity employing or compensating such paramedic is not related to the entity providing the ambulance transportation. ``(C) The ALS intercept services are requested by the entity providing the ambulance transportation or are dispatched to coordinate with such entity and such services are medically necessary based on the medical condition for which they are dispatched. ``(D) The entity that is employing or compensating that paramedic-- ``(i) is certified as qualified to provide such services under such title; and ``(ii) bills all individuals (or their insurers) who receive ALS intercept services from the entity, regardless of whether such individuals are beneficiaries under such title. ``(E) The paramedic providing the intercept services accompanies and provides an ALS assessment or ALS intervention to the patient during the transport.''. (b) Payments Not Counted in Computing Ambulance Fee Schedule Amounts.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall not take into account any payments made pursuant to the amendment made by subsection (a) in determining payment amounts under the ambulance fee schedule under section 1834(l) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395m(l)), or the aggregate amount of payments under such section, for any year. (c) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to ambulance services provided on or after January 1, 2004. <all>
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