H.R.6088 - Hospital Quality Rating Transparency Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] (Introduced 09/20/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||09/28/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6088 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/20/2016)
Hospital Quality Rating Transparency Act of 2016
This bill delays the date upon which the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may make Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings for hospitals publicly available.
With respect to such ratings, HHS shall: (1) make publicly available detailed information on the methodology used, (2) have the validity and accuracy of such methodology independently confirmed, and (3) provide a public comment period of specified duration.
HHS may not make the ratings publicly available until the later of July 31, 2017, or the date upon which the bill's requirements are satisfied.
In the event that such ratings have already been published on a specified website, HHS shall remove them and not republish them until the bill's requirements have been satisfied.