H.R.1273 - Puerto Rico Hospital HITECH Amendments of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pierluisi, Pedro R. [D-PR-At Large] (Introduced 03/30/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||04/07/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1273 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/30/2011)
Puerto Rico Hospital HITECH Amendments of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to apply Medicare HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) payments to subsection (d) hospitals in Puerto Rico.
(Generally, a subsection [d] hospital is an acute hospital, particularly one that receives payments under Medicare's inpatient prospective payment system [IPPS] when providing covered inpatient services to eligible beneficiaries.)
Requires specified budget neutrality adjustments for FY2011-FY2012 and subsequent fiscal years so that estimated aggregate incentive payments for adoption and meaningful use of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology are not increased as a result of this Act.