H.R. 1180: Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2013

Introduced:
Mar 14, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Joseph Crowley
Representative for New York's 14th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 14, 2013
Length
19 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6562 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 25, 2012

S. 577 (Related)
Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 14, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 14, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Mar 14, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 14, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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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Cosponsors
102 cosponsors (92D, 10R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Ways and Means

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/14/2013--Introduced.
Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2013 - 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 (DGME) costs.
Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), for each of FY2015-FY2019 (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.
Declares that, for discharges occurring on or after July 1, 2015, the indirect teaching adjustment factor, with respect to additional payments for subsection (d) hospitals with indirect costs of medical education (IME), insofar as those additional payments are attributable to resident positions distributed to a hospital according to such process, shall be computed in a specified manner with respect to those resident positions.
(Generally, a subsection [d] hospital is an acute care hospital, particularly one that receives payments under Medicare's inpatient prospective payment system [IPPS] when providing covered inpatient services to eligible beneficiaries.) 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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