H.R. 1487 (113th): Improved Health Care at Lower Cost Act of 2013


Apr 11, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 11, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jim McDermott

Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 11, 2013
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend titles XVIII and XI of the Social Security Act to establish an exception from the physician self-referral prohibition and a safe harbor from Federal antikickback and other sanctions for incentive payments made by hospitals to physicians under certain incentive payment programs.

Summary (CRS)

4/11/2013--Introduced.Improved Health Care at Lower Cost Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) and XI of the Social Security Act with respect to the prohibition against certain (potential financial ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 11, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1487”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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