H.R. 5800 (112th): Health Care Price Transparency Promotion Act of 2012

Introduced:
May 17, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Michael Burgess
Representative for Texas's 26th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
May 17, 2012
Length
8 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2249 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

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H.R. 1326 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 21, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 17, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 17, 2012
Referred to Committee May 17, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide for increased price transparency of hospital information and to provide for additional research on consumer information on charges and out-of-pocket costs.

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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (2R, 1D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

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5/17/2012--Introduced.
Health Care Price Transparency Promotion Act of 2012 - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to require state Medicaid plans to provide that the state will establish and maintain laws to require disclosure of information on hospital charges, to make such information available to the public, and to provide individuals with information about estimated out-of-pocket costs for health care services.
Directs the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to research and report to Congress on:
(1) the types of information on the charges and out-of-pocket costs for health care services that individuals find useful in making decisions about where, when, and from whom to receive care;
(2) how such types of information vary by whether they have health benefits coverage, and what kinds; and
(3) ways in which such information may be available on a timely basis and in easy-to-understand form to individuals facing such decisions.

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