H.R. 6562 (112th): Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2012

Introduced:
Sep 25, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Joseph Crowley
Representative for New York's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Sep 25, 2012
Length
19 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2251 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 05, 2009

H.R. 1180 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 14, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 25, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 25, 2012
Referred to Committee Sep 25, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the distribution of additional residency positions, and for other purposes.

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House Energy and Commerce

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9/25/2012--Introduced.
Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2012 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to distribution of additional resident positions as they affect calculation of payments for direct graduate medical education (DME) costs.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), for each of FY2013-FY2017 (and each succeeding fiscal year if additional residency positions are available to distribute), to increase the otherwise applicable resident limit for each qualifying hospital.
Directs the Secretary to determine the total number of additional residency positions available for distribution, in accordance with guidelines for allocating 33% to hospitals already operating over the resident limit, and generally setting the aggregate number of increases in the resident limit to 3,000 in each year.
Specifies the process for distributing positions.
Directs the National Health Care Workforce Commission established under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to study the physician workforce.
Directs the Comptroller General to study strategies for increasing the diversity of the health profession workforce.

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