H.R. 6446 (112th): To create incentive for innovative diagnostics by improving the process for determining Medicare payment rates for new tests.

Introduced:
Sep 20, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Peter Roskam
Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Sep 20, 2012
Length
8 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3497 (Related)
MODDERN Cures Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 18, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 20, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 20, 2012
Referred to Committee Sep 20, 2012
 
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Cosponsors
17 cosponsors (14R, 3D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Ways and Means

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9/20/2012--Introduced.
Improving Diagnostic Innovations Act of 2012 - Sets forth additional factors for the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to consider in determining the payment amount for new clinical diagnostic laboratory tests under gap filling procedures which are used when no comparable existing test is available.
Directs the Secretary to convene an independent advisory panel to inform and make recommendations to the Secretary regarding any new test.
Directs the Secretary to:
(1) establish a process for application for the assignment of a temporary national HCPCS (Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System) code to uniquely identify a diagnostic test until a permanent national HCPCS code is available for assignment to that test,
(2) analyze the process used for the gapfilling procedures used in determining payment amounts for new clinical diagnostic laboratory tests, and
(3) implement improvements in the process after public notice and opportunity for comment.

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