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102 STAT. 2270-33
102 STAT. 2270-33
PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-463—OCT. 1, 1988

102 STAT. 2270-33

forwarded to Members of Congress: Provided, That this study should determine the extent of, and justification for, the economic benefits accruing to the Soviet Union from all prior and anticipated conversions of United States military installations in Europe to district heat and direct natural gas systems which utilize Soviet-supplied natural gas: Provided further. That this study should also address the issues raised by the economic analysis prepared by the Ambassador at Large on burdensharing negotiations to be appointed by the President as delineated by subsection (c) of section 8125 of this Act: Provided further. That the study also include a review of the modernization plan for the needed updating of the heating systems in the Kaiserslautern military community and the usage of United States produced coal: Provided further. That this study should be completed no later than July 1, 1989. (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), funds available to the Department of Defense may be used to enter into an agreement or contract to convert a heating facility at military installations in Europe to district heat, direct natural gas, or other sources of fuel if the Secretary of Defense certifies in writing and provides a copy to the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate that such conversion is in the best interest of the Nation. SEC. 8091. During the current fiscal year, notwithstanding any Health and other provision of law, the Department of Defense shall exclude ^UMJ'^^^ '^^'^^ from diagnosis related groups regulations: (a) inpatient hospital youth^^"^" services in a hospital whose patients are predominantly under 18 years of age and (b) such services in any hospital with respect to (1) discharges involving newborns and infants who are less than 29 days old upon admission (other than discharges classified to diagnosis related group 391), (2) discharges involving pediatric bone marrow transplants, (3) discharges involving children who have been determined to be HIV seropositive, and (4) discharges involving pediatric cystic fibrosis. The Department of Defense may include the hospital and neonatal services identified in subsections (a) and (b) in diagnosis related group regulations during fiscal year 1989 when the Department of Defense has adopted special mesisures to assure equitable and adequate payment for such services, such special measures including: (1) a "children's hospital differential" adjustment for each discharge of a CHAMPUS patient from a children's hospital that will assure that had the regulations been in effect for fiscal year 1988 they would have resulted in estimated aggregate CHAMPUS payments to children's hospitals not less than estimated aggregate CHAMPUS payments to such hospitals for discharges occurring during that fiscal year under the regulations in effect during fiscal year 1988 (recognizing that payments in subsequent years will vary based on volume, case mix intensity, and other factors); for a transitional period of three years the children's hospital differential will be computed on a hospital specific basis for children's hospitals with 50 or more CHAMPUS discharges in fiscal year 1988 and will be computed in aggregate for children's hospitals with less than 50 discharges in a year; (2) a children's hospital differential hold harmless provision, providing for retrospective and prospective corrections; (3) a special outlier policy for children's hospitals and neonatal services that combines the thresholds in effect under CHAMPUS DRG regulations for fiscal year 1988 with the higher marginal cost factors proposed by 53 Fed. Reg. 20580 (June 3, 1988); (4) a refinement to the DRGs for neonatal services to account for birthweight, surgery, and the presence of multiple,