S.1827 - Hospital Price Reporting and Disclosure Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. DeMint, Jim [R-SC] (Introduced 10/06/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||10/06/2005 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR 10/7/2005 S11220) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1827 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/06/2005)
Hospital Price Reporting and Disclosure Act of 2005 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require a hospital 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 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 (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.