Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 2.djvu/492

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104 STAT. 1388-84 PUBLIC LAW 101-508—NOV. 5, 1990 42 USC I395u (1) PROHIBITION ON REGULATIONS. — (A) Notwithstanding any "°*®- other provision of law (except as provided in subparagraph (B)) the Secretary of Health and Human Services (referred to in this subsection as the "Secretary") may not issue any regulation that changes the coverage of conventional eyewear furnished to individuals (enrolled under part B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act) following cataract surgery with insertion of an intraocular lens. (B) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any regulation issued for the sole purpose of implementing the amendments made by paragraph (2). (2) CLARIFYING COVERAGE OF POST-CATARACT EYEGLASSES.— (A) Section 1861(s)(8) (42 U.S.C. 1395x(s)(8)) is amended by inserting after "such devices" the following ", and including one pair of conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses.furnished subsequent to each cataract surgery with insertion of an intraocular lens". (B) Section 1862(a)(7) (42 U.S.C. 1395y(a)(7)) is amended by inserting after "eyeglasses" the first place it appears the following: "(other than eyewear described in section 1861(s)(8))". 42 USC 1395x (C) The amendments made by subparagraphs (A) and (B) shall "°*®- apply to items furnished on or after January 1, 1991. 42 USC 1395m (c) GAO STUDY OF MEDICARE PAYMENTS FOR PROSTHETIC DEVICES, note. ORTHOTICS, AND PROSTHETICS.— (1) STUDY.—The Comptroller General shall conduct a study of the feasibility and desirability of establishing a separate fee schedule for use in determining the amount of payments for covered items under section 1834(a) of the Social Security Act with respect to suppliers of prosthetic devices, orthotics, and prosthetics who provide professional services that would take into account the costs to such providers of providing such services. (2) REPORT.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit a report on the study conducted under subparagraph (A) to the Committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of the Senate, and shall include in such report any recommendations regarding payments for prosthetic devices, orthotics, and prosthetics under the medicare program that the Comptroller General considers appropriate. (d) CLARIFICATION OF COVERAGE OF OSTOMY SUPPLIES.— (1) IN GENERAL.— Section 1866(a)(l)(P) (42 U.S.C. 1395cc(a)(l)(P)) is amended by striking "ostomy supplies" and inserting "catheters, catheter supplies, ostomy bags, and supplies related to ostomy care". 42 USC 1395CC (2) EFFECTIVE DATE. —The amendment made by paragraph (1) "°*®- shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the Omnibus Budget Reconiliationi* Act of 1989. SEC. 4154. CLINICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY TESTS. (a) LIMIT ON ANNUAL FEE SCHEDULE INCREASES.— Section 1833(h)(2)(A)(ii) (42 U.S.C. 13951(h)(2)(A)(ii)) is amended— (1) by striking "any other provision of this subsection" and inserting "clause (i)"; (2) by striking "and" at the end of subclause (I); (3) by striking the period at the end of subclause (II) and inserting ", and'; and '•* So in original. Probably should be "Reconciliation".