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A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR THE REFORM OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND REIMBURSEMENT PROCEDURES EMPLOYED UNDER THE MEDICARE AND MEDICAID PROGRAMS AND FOR OTHER
JULY 26, 27, 28, 29, AND 30, 1976
Printed for the use of the Committee on Finance
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1976
For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington, D.C. 20402 · Price $5.00
COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
RUSSELL B. LONG, Louisiana, Chairman HERMAN E. TALMADGE, Georgia
CARL T. CURTIS, Nebraska VANCE HARTKE, Indiana
PAUL J. FANNIN, Arizona ABRAHAM RIBICOFF, Connecticut
CLIFFORD P. HANSEN, Wyoming HARRY F. BYRD, JR., Virginia
ROBERT DOLE, Kansas GAYLORD NELSON, Wisconsin
BOB PACKWOOD, Oregon WALTER F. MONDALE, Minnesota
WILLIAM V. ROTH, JR., Delaware MIKE GRAVEL, Alaska
BILL BROCK, Tennessee
MICHAEL STERN, Staff Director
SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH
HERMAN E. TALMADGE, Georgia, Chairman VANCE HARTKE, Indiana
ROBERT DOLE, Kansas ABRAHAM RIBICOFF, Connecticut
PAUL J. FANNIN, Arizona WALTER F. MONDALE, Minnesota
BOB PACKWOOD, Oregon
BILL BROCK, Tennessee
ing Office, accompanied by Robert E. Iffert, Jr., Assistant Director, and Page
panied by Robert McLaughtan, legislative representative, AFL-CIO,
Beddingfield, Dr. Edward, chairman, council on legislation, American
Medical Association, accompanied by Harry N. Peterson, director,
American Medical Association, department of legislation..
Bradley, John A., president, Federation of American Hospitals, accom
panied by Michael Bromberg, national director, and Albert C. Baker, Pago deputy director.-
132 Busbee, Hon. George D., Governor of the State of Georgia-
44 Cohelan, Jeffery, executive director, Group Health Association of America, Inc.
147 College of American Pathologists, Dr. Dennis B. Dorsey, president, accompanied by Dr. Jerald R. Schenken, and Dr. Vernie Stembridge---
279 Crowley, David C., executive vice president, American Association of Homes for the Aging-
408 Dennis, Dr. John, president, American College of Radiology, accompanied
by Dr. Frederic D. Lake, chairman, board of chancellors and Otha W. Linton, director, governmental relations...
217 Ditzler, Dr. John W., president, American Society of Anesthesologists, accompanied by Michael Scott, legal counsel -
237 Dorsey, Dr. Dennis B., president, College of American Pathologists, ac
companied by Dr. Jerald R. Schenken, and Dr. Vernie Stembridge---- 279, 291 Ecklund, Ms. Ruth B., president-elect, American Association of Nurse
Anesthetists, accompanied by Nancy Fevold, acting executive director, and Kenneth Williamson, consultant..
227 Federation of American Hospitals, John A. Bradley, president, accom.
panied by Michael Bromberg, national director, and Albert C. Baker, deputy director---
132 Fiorella, Beverly, president, American Society for Medical Technology,
accompanied by Nancy Preuss, immediate past president; L'Nora Wells, president-elect; and Dennis Weissman, director, office of government relations
262 Francois, Frank, vice president, National Association of Counties..
75 Group Health Association of America, Inc., Jeffery Cohelan, executive director
147 Health Insurance Association of America, William C. White, vice presi
dent, Prudential Insurance Co., accompanied by Fred J. Malley, Jr., vice president, Equitable Assurance Society
346 Hodes, Hon. Richard, chairman, Human Resources Task Force, National Conference of State Legislatures.-
63 Hughes, Frank, president-elect, National Retired Teachers Association
American Association of Retired Persons, accompanied by Laurence F.
373 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., James A. Lane, counsel
149 Lane, James A., counsel, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
149 MacDonald, Jack A., National Council of Health Care Services --
401 McMahon, John Alexander, president, American Hospital Association, accompanied by Leo J. Gehrig, M.D., senior vice president..
113 Moss, Hon. Frank E., a U.S. Senator from the State of Utah -
169 National Association of Blue Shield Plans, William E. Ryan, president.
356 National Association of Counties, Frank Francois, vice president
75 National Association of Manufacturers, Brenda Ballard, director, employee benefits
413 National Conference of State Legislatures, Hon. Richard S. Hodes, chairman, Human Resources Task Force -
63 National Council of Health Care Services, Jack A. MacDonald.-
401 National Retired Teachers Association-American Association of Retired
Persons, Frank Hughes, president-elect, accompanied by Laurence F.
378 Nunn, Hon. Sam, a U.S. Senator from the State of Georgia -
283 Phillips, Charles D., president, American Protestant Hospital Association. 158 Ryan, William E., president, National Association of Blue Shield Plans-- 356 Seidman, Bert, director, department of social security, AFL-CIO, accom
panied by Robert McLaughtan, legislative representative, AFL-CIO, and Richard Shoemacher, assistant director, Department of Social Security, AFL CIO
251 Thevenot, Bruce D., director, government services division, American Health Care Association
386 Tresnowski, Bernard, vice president, Blue Cross Association
White, William C., vice president, Prudential Insurance Co., on behalf of
Health Insurance Association of America, accompanied by Fred J. Mal. Pago
Association of American Medical Colleges, accompanied by Richard M.
Eli Lilly & Co.----
administrator for fiscal affairs ---
director, economic security, education and manpower section.-
Medical Center, University Hospital.---