(a)The Office of Personnel Management shall make a continuing study of the operation and administration of this chapter, including surveys and reports on health benefits plans available to employees and on the experience of the plans.
(b)Each contract entered into under section
8902 of this title shall contain provisions requiring carriers to—
(1)furnish such reasonable reports as the Office determines to be necessary to enable it to carry out its functions under this chapter; and
(2)permit the Office and representatives of the Government Accountability Office to examine records of the carriers as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.
(c)Each Government agency shall keep such records, make such certifications, and furnish the Office with such information and reports as may be necessary to enable the Office to carry out its functions under this chapter.
(d)The Office, in consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, shall develop and implement a system through which the carrier for an approved health benefits plan described by section
8903a will be able to identify those annuitants or other individuals covered by such plan who are entitled to benefits under part A or B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to ensure that payments under coordination of benefits with Medicare do not exceed the statutory maximums which physicians may charge Medicare enrollees.
In subsection (b), the word “agency” is substituted for “department, agency, and independent establishment”.
Standard changes are made to conform with the definitions applicable and the style of this title as outlined in the preface to the report.
References in Text
The Social Security Act, referred to in subsec. (d), is act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, 49 Stat. 620, as amended. Parts A and B of title XVIII of the Social Security Act are classified generally to parts A (§ 1395c et seq.) and B (§ 1395j et seq.), respectively, of subchapter
XVIII of chapter
7 of Title
42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section
1305 of Title
42 and Tables.
2004—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 108–271substituted “Government Accountability Office” for “General Accounting Office”.
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