H.R.2279 - Eliminating Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-11] (Introduced 05/06/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||10/08/2009 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Introduced
Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:
Summary: H.R.2279 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/06/2009)
Eliminating Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment Act of 2009 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish a breast cancer treatment quality performance system to: (1) assess and disclose publicly, through the use of quality measures, the quality of care provided for the treatment of breast cancer by specified health care providers; and (2) base payment to such providers for such treatment on their performance with respect to such measures.
Requires reduced payments to providers that either do not submit data in accordance with the reporting process in the system, or furnish low quality care for treatment of breast cancer.