H.R.6176 - Aligning Incentives for Better Patient Care Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-7] (Introduced 07/24/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||08/01/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6176 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/24/2012)
Aligning Incentives for Better Patient Care Act of 2011 [sic] - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to: (1) except from the prohibition against certain physician referrals and other compensation any incentive payments promoting quality and efficiency that are made under a quality incentive agreement between a physician and a qualified hospital, (2) prescribe requirements for such agreements, and (3) direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide a quality incentive ombudsman with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Amends SSA title XI to exempt such incentive payments from certain civil money penalties as well as from criminal penalites for illegal remunerations.