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EXPLANATION: Require rural hospital and physician provider rates be cut one half the amount of any reduction in provider rates
Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 21,
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, page 387, after line
17, by adding an appropriately numbered paragraph to read:
/(DHHS: Rural Hospitals and Physicians Provider Rates) In the event the Department of Health and Human Services reduces provider rates from their current levels, the reduction in provider rates for rural hospitals and physicians serving rural areas of this state shall be one-half the reduction assessed./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.