PUBLIC LAW 104-106—FEB. 10, 1996 110 STAT. 377 tinue to have adequate access to health care services after the implementation of the TRICARE program; and (2) as a means of ensuring such access, the budget for fiscal year 1997 submitted by the President under section 1105 of title 31, United States Code, should provide for reimbursement by the Health Care Financing Administration to the Department of Defense for health care services provided to such covered beneficiaries in medical treatment facilities of the Department of Defense. Subtitle C—Uniformed Services Treatment Facilities SEC. 721. DELAY OF TERMINATION OF STATUS OF CERTAIN FACILI- TIES AS UNIFORMED SERVICES TREATMENT FACILITIES. Section 1252(e) of the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1984 (42 U.S.C. 248d(e)) is amended by striking out "December 31, 1996" in the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof "September 30, 1997". SEC. 722. LIMITATION ON EXPENDITURES TO SUPPORT UNIFORMED SERVICES TREATMENT FACILITIES. Subsection (f) of section 1252 of the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1984 (42 U.S.C. 248d), is amended to read as follows: "(f) LIMITATION ON EXPENDITURES. — The total amount of expenditures by the Secretary of Defense to carry out this section and section 911 of the Military Construction Authorization Act, 1982 (42 U.S.C. 248c), for fiscal year 1996 may not exceed $300,000,000, adjusted by the Secretary to reflect the inflation factor used by the Department of Defense for such fiscal year.". SEC. 723. APPLICATION OF CHAMPUS PAYMENT RULES IN CERTAIN CASES. Section 1074 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(d)(1) The Secretary of Defense may require, by regulation, , a private CHAMPUS provider to apply the CHAMPUS payment ' rules (subject to any modifications considered appropriate by the Secretary) in imposing charges for health care that the private CHAMPUS provider provides to a member of the uniformed services who is enrolled in a health care plan of a facility deemed to be a facility of the uniformed services under section 911(a) of the Military Construction Authorization Act, 1982 (42 U.S.C. 248c(a)) when the health care is provided outside the catchment area of the facility. "(2) In this subsection: "(A) The term 'private CHAMPUS provider' means a private facility or health care provider that is a health care provider under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services. "(B) The term 'CHAMPUS payment rules' means the pay- ment rules referred to in subsection (c). "(3) The Secretary of Defense shall prescribe regulations under Regidations. this subsection after consultation with the other administering Secretaries.".
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