Summary: H.R.976 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.976. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/13/2015)

Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2015

Amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to repeal the prohibition against Medicare participation by physician-owned hospitals that do not have a provider agreement by August 1, 2010, which nonetheless allows their Medicare participation under a rural provider and hospital exception to a specified ownership or investment prohibition if they meet certain requirements.

Amends the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA) to repeal provisions: (1) postponing from August 1, 2010, to December 31, 2010, the date by which physician-owned hospitals must have a provider agreement in order to participate in Medicare under a rural provider and hospital exception to the physician-ownership or -investment prohibition if they also meet certain requirements addressing conflicts of interest, bona fide investments, patient safety issues, and expansion limitations; and (2) modifying the expansion limitation imposed on such a rural hospital

Restores related previous law amended or repealed by PPACA and HCERA as if PPACA or HCERA had not been enacted.