PEER REVIEW IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 1982: A LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF PUB. L. NO. 97-248
Item #: 10933
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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