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EXPLANATION: Direct that provider rate reductions for rural hospital and physician be limited to not more than 3% if provider rates are cut
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 not be more than three percent./
Renumber sections to conform.
Amend totals and titles to conform.