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At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __. PREVENTING THE CARRYING OUT OF A PROPOSED RULE.
The Secretary shall not take any action to finalize (or otherwise implement) provisions contained in the proposed rule published on May 3, 2007, on pages 24680 through 25135 of volume 72, Federal Register, insofar as such provisions propose--
(1) to alter payments for services under the hospital inpatient prospective payment system under section 1886(d) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww(d)) based on use of a Medicare severity diagnosis related group (MS-DRG) system; or
(2) to implement a prospective behavioral offset in response to the implementation of such a Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) system for purposes of such hospital inpatient prospective payment system.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jul 31, 2007.)