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Government Watch
August 02, 2013, 05:00 AM

Federal government

• U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, along with U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA), Ways and Means Health Subcommittee ranking member, and U.S. Rep. Dina Titus (D-NV), introduced the “Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act of 2013” (PIMA) in the House of Representatives.

The bill would cut unnecessary Medicare spending by hundreds of millions annually without reducing the essential care that seniors rely on, according to Speier’s office.

Current law — also known as the Stark Law — bars physicians from referring Medicare patients for certain health care services in which they have a financial interest, but includes an “in-office ancillary services exception.” PIMA would restore the original intent of the self-referral law by prohibiting self-referral for four complex services — advanced imaging, anatomic pathology, radiation therapy and physical therapy, which are not typically performed at the time of the patient’s initial office visit, according to Speier’s office.

City government

• The San Carlos Planning Commission will consider a request for design review and dirt haul approval for a mixed-use building at 934 Laurel St. The building will have three new apartments above two ground-floor commercial spaces.

The Planning Commission mets Monday, Aug. 5 at City Hall, 600 Elm St., San Carlos.

 

 

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