PUBLIC LAW 100-463—OCT. 1, 1988
102 STAT. 2270-39
Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve; $40,000,000 for Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve; $50,000,000 for Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard; and $50,000,000 for Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard: Provided further. That $80,000,000 may be transferred from the Navy Industrial Fund to Operation and Maintenance, Navy, to refund excess asset capitalization charges. SEC. 8116. During the current fiscal year, the Secretary of Defense may exempt a patient from paying an amount required by section 1079(b)(1) or 1086(b)(3) of title 10, United States Code, if the hospital to which the patient is admitted does not impose a legal obligation on any of its patients to pay for inpatient care: Provided, That the Secretary of Defense may, upon request, make payments under section 1079 or 1086 of title 10, United States Code, for a charge for services (which shall not exceed the average amount paid for comparable services in the geographic area in which the hospital is located, or if no comparable services are available in that area, in an area similar to the area in which the hospital is located) for which a claim is submitted under a plan contracted for under section 1079(a) or 1086(a) of title 10, United States Code, to a hospital that does not impose a legal obligation on any of its patients to pay for such services: Provided further. That the Secretary of Defense shall periodically review the billing practices of each hospital the Secretary approves for pa3niient under this section, to ensure that the hospital's practice of not billing patients for payment does not result in increased costs to the Government and the Secretary may require each hospital approved for payment under this section to provide evidence that it has sources of revenue to cover un-billed costs. SEC. 8117. None of the funds appropriated by this or any other Act with respect to any fiscal year for the Navy may be used to carry out an electromagnetic pulse program in the Chesapeake Bay area in connection with the Electromagnetic Pulse Radiation Environment Simulator for Ships (EMPRESS) program unless or until the Secretary of Defense certifies to the Congress that conduct of the EMPRESS program is essential to the national security of the United States and to achieving requisite military capability for United States naval vessels, and that the economic, environmental, and social costs to the United States of conducting the EMPRESS program in the Chesapeake Bay area are far less than the economic, environmental, and social costs caused by conducting the EMPRESS program elsewhere. SEC. 8118. Funds provided by this Act for the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) may be used by the Office of CHAMPUS to conduct a pilot project to provide program modifications and efficiencies by amending up to two existing fiscal intermediary contracts: Provided, That the Secretary of Defense conducts a separate health care demonstration project, if it is in the best interests of the Government, in the New Orleans, Louisiana area (the area described in Solicitation Number MDA 903-87-R-0047) that uses a managed health care network, including health care enrollment (as provided for in section 1099, title 10, United States Code): Provided further. That the Secretary shall implement this demonstration project no later than September 30, 1989. SEC. 8119. Notwithstanding section 213(b) of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Reorganization Act of 1985 or any other provision of law, none
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