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H.R. 2578: Rural Hospital Fairness Act of 2013

Title: Rural Hospital Fairness Act of 2013

Introduced: Jun 28, 2013 (113th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Bruce L. Braley [D-IA1]

Status: Referred to Committee - 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.

Summary: Rural Hospital Fairness Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, to extend from January 1, 2013 to January 1, 2014, specified "hold harmless" payments for small rural hospitals and sole community hospitals under the Medicare prospective payment system for hospital outpatient department services.

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