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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1017

   To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to accelerate the 
reduction in the amount of beneficiary copayment liability for medicare 
                          outpatient services.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              May 7, 2003

 Mr. Conrad (for himself, Mr. Bingaman, Mr. Levin, Ms. Landrieu, and 
        Mr. Johnson) introduced the following bill; which was read 
        twice and referred to the Committee on FinanceYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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                                 A BILL


 
   To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to accelerate the 
reduction in the amount of beneficiary copayment liability for medicare 
                          outpatient services.

    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 Hospital Outpatient Cost-
Sharing Reduction Act of 2003''.

SEC. 2. ACCELERATING THE RATE OF REDUCTION OF BENEFICIARY COPAYMENT 
              LIABILITY UNDER THE MEDICARE HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT 
              DEPARTMENT PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM.

    Section 1833(t)(8)(C)(ii) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 
1395l(t)(8)(C)(ii)) is amended--
            (1) in subclause (V), by striking ``and thereafter''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new subclauses:
                                    ``(VI) For procedures performed in 
                                2007, 37 percent.
                                    ``(VII) For procedures performed in 
                                2008, 34 percent.
                                    ``(VIII) For procedures performed 
                                in 2009, 31 percent.
                                    ``(IX) For procedures performed in 
                                2010, 29 percent.
                                    ``(X) For procedures performed in 
                                2011, 26 percent.
                                    ``(XI) For procedures performed in 
                                2012, 23 percent.
                                    ``(XII) For procedures performed in 
                                2013 and thereafter, 20 percent.''.
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