Summary: H.R.3222 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3222. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/29/1996)

Hippocratic Oath and Patient Protection Act of 1996 - Prohibits health carriers, in contracts with providers or enrollees, from: (1) preventing or limiting provider communications to a patient or the public; (2) operating an incentive plan that does not meet requirements of specified provisions of title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act; or (3) including a provision to indemnify a carrier against liability from an action brought by or for an enrollee or provider for damage caused to the enrollee or provider by the carrier. Requires carriers to disclose in plain English: (1) a list of all services and benefits offered; (2) procedures used by the plan; and (3) any existing incentive plan. Mandates a civil monetary penalty and authorizes a private cause of action for violations.