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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Hospital Competition Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to increase hospital competition, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/11/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date All Actions
03/01/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
02/25/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
01/25/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
01/11/2019Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2019Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2019Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and the Judiciary, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
01/11/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Westerman, Bruce [R-AR-4]* 01/11/2019

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce01/11/2019 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health01/25/2019 Referred to
House Ways and Means01/11/2019 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health03/01/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary01/11/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law02/25/2019 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (01/11/2019)

Hospital Competition Act of 2019

This bill establishes a series of programs and requirements relating to hospital costs, payments, and infrastructure.

Among other things, the bill requires hospitals, as a condition of Medicare participation, to (1) in the case of hospitals that meet specified market concentration thresholds, apply Medicare reimbursement rates regardless of whether the individual receiving services is entitled to or enrolled in Medicare; and (2) publish the prices charged for specified services that are highly utilized.

The bill also repeals (1) performance incentives under the Medicare Shared Savings Program for accountable care organizations, and (2) provisions under the Stark law (i.e., the Physician Self-Referral Law) that prohibit physician-owned hospitals from expanding facility capacity.