H.R.6562 - Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] (Introduced 09/25/2012)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/25/2012 Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6562 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/25/2012)
Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2012 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to distribution of additional resident positions as they affect calculation of payments for direct graduate medical education (DME) costs.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), for each of FY2013-FY2017 (and each succeeding fiscal year if additional residency positions are available to distribute), to increase the otherwise applicable resident limit for each qualifying hospital.
Directs the Secretary to determine the total number of additional residency positions available for distribution, in accordance with guidelines for allocating 33% to hospitals already operating over the resident limit, and generally setting the aggregate number of increases in the resident limit to 3,000 in each year.
Specifies the process for distributing positions.
Directs the National Health Care Workforce Commission established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to study the physician workforce.
Directs the Comptroller General to study strategies for increasing the diversity of the health profession workforce.