Summary: H.R.3139 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/30/2005)

Hospital Price Reporting and Disclosure Act of 2005 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require a hospital or ambulatory surgical center to: (1) report data to the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding the frequency of performing certain services and administering certain drugs and the charge by the hospital or center for such services or drugs; and (2) prominently post such information at each admission site. Requires the Secretary to: (1) publicly post such information in a manner that promotes charge comparisons among hospitals and centers; and (2) select which services or drugs are to be reported based on how frequently each service is performed or each drug is administered.

Allows the Secretary to impose a civil monetary penalty for violations of this Act.