H.R. 73 (103rd): Health Services Cost Control Act

Introduced:
Jan 05, 1993 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Peter Hoagland
Representative for Nebraska's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 11, 1993
Length
13 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5244 (102nd) was a previous version of this bill.

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Last Action: May 21, 1992

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Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 23, 1994

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 5, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 05, 1993
Referred to Committee Jan 05, 1993
 
Full Title

To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General to jointly carry out a demonstration program to reduce health care costs through the sharing by medical facilities of certain services and equipment, notwithstanding any antitrust law to the contrary, and to direct the Attorney General to carry out a certificate of review process exempting eligible medical facilities from the application of certain antitrust laws.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

House Judiciary

Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law

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1/5/1993--Introduced.
Health Services Cost Control Act - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Attorney General to jointly carry out a demonstration program of 20 three-year grants for collaboration among hospitals or other medical facilities regarding the provision of expensive, capital-intensive medical technology or other highly resource-intensive services.
Requires that projects be designed to demonstrate a reduction in costs, an increase in access to care, and improvements in the quality of care.
Authorizes appropriations.
Authorizes the Attorney General to issue a three-year certificate of review to medical facilities that enter into cooperative agreements with respect to the provision of expensive, capital-intensive medical technology or other highly resource-intensive services.
Prohibits criminal or civil antitrust actions against a facility for conduct in compliance with a certificate.
Allows any person injured as a result of conduct engaged in under a certificate to specified relief.

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