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House Proceeding 03-17-10 on Mar 17th, 2010 :: 1:24:15 to 1:26:25
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Lois Capps

1:24:11 to 1:24:32( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: being fixed, corrected today, and at least we have a 30-day hiatus. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: who seeks recognition? the gentlelady from california. >> madam speaker, i rise in support. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. >> this bill tak the necessary steps to extend crucial health

Lois Capps

1:24:15 to 1:26:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lois Capps

Lois Capps

1:24:33 to 1:24:53( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: care provisions in the law -- in law, that would otherwise expire soon. although there is a sense of da gentleman view in voting to prevent an impending 21% cut to medicare and tricare reimbursements, we must take action to prevent those cuts from going into effect. i'm sure all of my colleagues are well aware of what such cuts would mean to the health

Lois Capps

1:24:54 to 1:25:15( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: providers in their own districts and the restricted access to patients is if the cuts happen. the house can be proud of passing h.r. 3961 this last fall to permanently solve the annual sustainable growth rate or the s.g.r. problem. but our friends in the other chamber have failed thus far to act and until they do we must

Lois Capps

1:25:16 to 1:25:37( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: ensure that the cuts do not go into effect. h.r. 4851 also provides the crucial extension to the current arbitrary medicare beneficiaries therapy caps. when outpatient therapy is considered medically necessary for a patient we should never put an arbitrary limit on the dollar amount that can be spent to provide this important care.

Lois Capps

1:25:38 to 1:25:59( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: and i support the provisions of this bill to allow medicare beneficiaries to continue receiving the outpatient therapy care that they need. finally, i applaud the inclusion of a provision in this bill to correct an inadvertent error regarding electronic health records and payments for physicians who implement them. through our technical correction in this legislation, we will

Lois Capps

1:26:00 to 1:26:20( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: ensure that physicians who work in outpatient clinics that are owned by hospitals will be eligible for these important incente payments, encouraging the adoption of health information technology in all health care settings is a priority shared by my colleagues on both sides of the aisle. i'm pleased that we will are further improve adoption of the electronic health care records with this fix.

Lois Capps

1:26:21 to 1:26:25( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 4851 and the important

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