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PEER REVIEW IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1982: A LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUB. L. NO. 97-248

Reams, Bernard D., Jr.


Item #: 10933

Pages: ix,227p.
Printed: 1990.

Subjects: HEALTH & SAFETY, LEGISLATIVE HISTORY, MEDICAL LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE

Congress enacted the Peer Review Improvement Act to provideeffective, efficient, and economical Medicare services. ThisAct established a process through which the Secretary ofHealth and Human Services must contract, on a biennialbasis, with Professional Standards Review Organizations(PSROs) which have proven their competence and have a"substantial number" of licensed medical doctors orosteopaths practicing in the area. The Act also providesthe opportunity for individual States and non-governmentalhealth care providers to contract with PSROs for utilizationreview.William S. Hein & Co., Inc., 1990

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