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At the end of title VI, insert the following:
SEC. __X. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN HOSPITALS IN DETERMINING THE APPROVED FTE RESIDENT AMOUNT FOR PAYMENTS FOR DIRECT GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION COSTS UNDER THE MEDICARE PROGRAM.
(1) IN GENERAL.--For purposes of subparagraph (F) of section 1886(h)(2) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww(h)(2)), and any regulations implementing such section, in the case of an eligible hospital, the approved FTE resident amount for the hospital's first cost reporting period for which it has an approved medical residency training program and is participating under title XVIII of such Act, subject to paragraph (2), shall be based on the hospital's actual costs incurred in
connection with the Graduate Medical Education program for the hospital's first cost reporting period in which residents were on duty during the first month of the cost reporting period.
(2) LIMIT.--The approved FTE resident amount for such first cost reporting period may not exceed 140 percent of the locality adjusted national average per resident amount computed under subparagraph (E) of such section 1886(h)(2) for the area in which the hospital is located and for the period.
(b) Eligible Hospital Defined.--In this section, the term ``eligible hospital'' means a hospital that--
(1) did not have an approved medical residency training program (as defined in section 1886(h)(5)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395ww(h)(5)(A)) in 1984;
(2) began such a program in a cost reporting period beginning on or after July 1, 2005 and ending before September 30, 2011; and
(3) is located within 150 miles of the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans.
(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jul 31, 2007.)