S. 1627 (112th): Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2011

Introduced:
Sep 23, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Bill Nelson
Senator from Florida
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Sep 23, 2011
Length
16 pages
Related Bills
S. 973 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 05, 2009

S. 577 (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 23, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 23, 2011
Referred to Committee Sep 23, 2011
 
Full Title

A bill 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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3 cosponsors (3D) (show)
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9/23/2011--Introduced.
Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2011 - 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.
Requires the aggregate number of increases in the otherwise applicable resident limit to be 3,000 in each of FY2013-FY2017, of which 1,500 in each such fiscal year shall be used for full-time equivalent residents training in a shortage speciality residency program.
Specifies the process for distributing positions.
Directs the National Health Care Workforce Commission 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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