H.R. 6176 (112th): Aligning Incentives for Better Patient Care Act of 2011

Jul 24, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Charles Boustany Jr.
Representative for Louisiana's 7th congressional district
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Jul 24, 2012
14 pages

This bill was introduced on July 24, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 24, 2012
Referred to Committee Jul 24, 2012
Full Title

To amend the Social Security Act to permit hospitals to make incentive payments to physicians to promote quality and efficiency.


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Aligning Incentives for Better Patient Care Act of 2011 [sic] - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to:
(1) except from the prohibition against certain physician referrals and other compensation any incentive payments promoting quality and efficiency that are made under a quality incentive agreement between a physician and a qualified hospital,
(2) prescribe requirements for such agreements, and
(3) direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide a quality incentive ombudsman with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Amends SSA title XI to exempt such incentive payments from certain civil money penalties as well as from criminal penalites for illegal remunerations.

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