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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

91 STAT. 1204

PUBLIC LAW 95-142—OCT. 25, 1977

ties and organizations to which payment may be made under this Act, the Secretary shall establish by regulation, for each such type of health services facility or organization, a uniform system for the reporting by a facility or organization of that type of the following information: " (1) The aggregate cost of operation and the aggregate volume of services. "(2) The costs and volume of services for various functional accounts and subaccounts. "(3) Rates, by category of patient and class of purchaser. "(4) Capital assets, as defined by the Secretary, including (as appropriate) capital funds, debt service, lease agreements used in lieu of capital funds, and the value of land, facilities, and equipment. "(5) Discharge and bill data. The uniform reporting system for a type of health services facility or organization shall provide for appropriate variation in the application of the system to different classes of facilities or organizations within that type and shall be established, to the extent practicable, consistent with the cooperative system for producing comparable and uniform health information and statistics described in section 306(e) (1) of the Public Health Service Act. In reporting under such a sys42 USC 242k. tem, hospitals shall employ such chart of accounts, definitions, principles, and statistics as the Secretary may prescribe in order to reach a uniform reconciliation of financial and statistical data for specified uniform reports to be provided to the Secretary. "(b) The Secretary shall— Duties. "(1) monitor the operation of the systems established under subsection (a); •' "(2) assist with and support demonstrations and evaluations of the effectiveness and cost of the operation of such systems and i encourage State adoption of such systems; and ^ "(3) periodically revise such systems to improve their effectiveness and diminish their cost. Information, "(c) The Secretary shall provide information obtained through availability. use of the uniform reporting systems described in subsection (a) in a useful manner and format to appropriate agencies and organizations, including health systems agencies (designated under section 1515 of 42 USC 300/-4. the Public Health Service Act) and State health planning and develop42 USC 300m. ment agencies (designated under section 1521 of such Act), as may be necessary to carry out such agencies' and organizations' functions.". (b)(1) Section 1861(v)(l) of the Social Security Act is amended 42 USC 1395x. by adding after subparagraph (E) the following new subparagraph: Reports. " (F) Such regulations shall require each provider of services (other than a fund) to make reports to the Secretary of information described in section 1121(a) in accordance with the uniform reporting system (established under such section) for that type of provider.". AnU, p. 1193. (2) Section 1902(a) of such Act (as amended by sections 2(b), 3(c), and 7 (b) of this Act) is amended— (A) by striking out "and" at the end of paragraph (38); (B) by striking out the period at the end of paragraph (39) and inserting in lieu thereof "; and"; and (C) by inserting after paragraph (39) the following new paragraph: