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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants:
Roscoe L. Egger, Jr., chairman, Federal Government Executive Com-
William Freitag, chairman, health care matters.
American Osteopathic College of Radiology, Martin S. Landis, president__
executive director professional relations__ American Society for Medical TechnologyAmerican Society of Clinical Pathologists_.
American Society of Internal Medicine, William P. Daines, M.D.
Blue Shield Association____.
California Medical Association_
atholic Hospital Association___.
Caylor-Nickel Hospital, Inc., Charles H. Caylor, M.D., president_.
Chamber of Commerce of the United States, Jan Peter Ozga_
Crowley, David, executive vice president of the Association of Homes for
Daines, William P., M.D., American Society of Internal Medicine__
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants_.
Federal Trade Commission, Michael Pertschuk, chairman__
Fox, Allan R., president, American Osteopathic College of Pathologists___
Gaspar, Haro'd E., M.D., P.A..........
Goldbeck, Willis B., director, Washington Business Group on Health__. Hale, Randolph M., vice president and manager, Industrial Relations Department, National Association of Manufacturers___
Hawaii Medical Service Association, Albert H. Yuen, executive vice presi
Health System Agency of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Matthew Marshall,
Jr., M.D., secretary, board of directors__
Homemakers Home and Health Care Services, Ronald E. Rosenberg, vice
Hospital Financial Management Association____.
Landis, Martin S., president, American Osteopathic College of Radiology--
Agency of Southwestern Pennsylvania--
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Charles T. Wood, director-
Robert H. Sweeney, executive director_-
National Association of Manufacturers, Industrial Relations Department,
Randolph M. Hale, vice president and manager_.
Nightletter for American Medicine, Robert L. Weinmann, M.D., editor and
Ozga, Jan Peter, Chamber of Commerce of the United States_.
sel, Medical Personnel Pool Division__.
makers Home and Health Care Services--
Schwartz, Ronald D----
Scott, Michael, of Cox, Langford & Brown, counsel to ASA---
484 485 494
470 452 473
470 535 583
567 575 473
Servicemaster Industries, Inc., Kenneth T. Wessner, president and chief Page executive officer 580
Smith, John B., legal and legislative counsel, Medical Personnel Pool
Sweeney, Robert H., executive director, National Association of Children's
Teckemeyer, Robert A., associate executive director, professional relations,
American Physical Therapy Association___
Washington Business Group on Health, Willis B. Goldbeck, director__.
Wessner, Kenneth T., president and chief executive officer, Servicemaster
Wood, Charles T., director, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary...--
Appendix A-Communications received by the committee expressing an in-
Appendix B-Health Care Expenditures and Their Control, the Health
Committee press release announcing these hearings..
MEDICARE AND MEDICAID ADMINISTRATION AND REIMBURSEMENT REFORM ACT
TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 1977
The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 8:35 a.m., in room 2221, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Hon. Herman E. Talmadge (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.
Present: Senators Talmadge, Dole, and Danforth.
Senator TALMADGE. The subcommittee will come to order. Today, we begin 4 days of hearings on S. 1470, the Medicare and Medicaid Administrative and Reimbursement Reform Act. S. 1470, which I introduced joined by Senators Long, Ribicoff, Dole, and 16 other colleagues, is the successor proposal to S. 3205 of the last Congress. S. 3205 was the subject of 5 days of hearings last July.
[The committee press release announcing these hearings and the bill S. 1470 follows:1
[Press release, Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on Health]
FINANCE COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES HEARING ON MEDICARE AND MEDICAID ADMINISTRATIVE AND REIMBURSEMENT REFORM
Senator Herman E. Talmadge (D., Ga.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health of the Senate Finance Committee, announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing in early June on the various Medicare and Medicaid administrative and reimbursement reform provisions of S. 1470, introduced by Senator Talmadge on May 5, is cosponsored by a total of 19 Senators.
The hearing will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day beginning June 7 through June 10 in Room 2221, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Senator Talmadge stated: "S. 1470 is an improved version of S. 3205, a similar proposal introduced in the last Congress. The present bill incorporates constructive testimony received last year during five days of hearings on S. 3205. S. 1470 is designed to deal with, among other things, the problem of the continued explosion in the costs of the Medicare-Medicaid programs. Last year, I pointed out that those programs would cost Federal and State taxpayers more than $38 billion in fiscal 1977. Bad as that was, just one year later these programs are estimated to cost Federal and State governments more than $47 billion in fiscal 1978." Senator Talmadge said, with respect to soaring health costs: "The Congress and the Administration share a common concern; however, I believe we can best control costs by providing hospitals with equitable incentives and with the right kind of penalties."
Requests to testify.-Senator Talmadge advised that witnesses desiring to testify during this hearing make their request to testify to Michael Stern, Staff Director, Committee on Finance, 2227 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20510, not later than Friday, May 27, 1977. Witnesses will be notified as soon as possible after this date as to when they are scheduled to appear.
Blue Cross Association, Neil Hollander, vice president for health care serv-
Bromberg, Michael D., director, national offices, Federation of American
Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Donald H. Stewart, Jr., M.D..
Davis, Dave M., M.D., immediate past president, Georgia Psychiatric Asso-
Dorrity, Thomas G., M.D., director, Association of American Physicians and
Ecklund, Ruth E., president, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists,
Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency, Anthony Mott, executive director__
on behalf of Hospital Financing Study Group---
Health Insurance Association of America, Morton D. Miller, vice chairman,
Health Systems Agency, Kansas City, Jacqueline Hansen, board chair
Holden, Raymond T., M.D., chairman, Board of Trustees, American Medi-
Hollander, Neil, vice president for Health Care Services, the Blue Cross
Hollister, Hon. David, on behalf of the National Conference of State
Horty, John F., president, National Council of Community Hospitals, ac-
Hospital Financing Study Group, Tom E. Greene III, vice president, Paine,
Hutchens, Tyra, M.D., president-elect, College of American Pathologists