H.R. 3295: Eliminating Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment Act of 2013

Introduced:
Oct 16, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Oct 16, 2013
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on October 16, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Oct 16, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Kathy Castor
Representative for Florida's 14th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Oct 16, 2013
Length
10 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2279 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 06, 2009

 
Full Title

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate contributing factors to disparities in breast cancer treatment through the development of a uniform set of consensus-based breast cancer treatment performance measures for a 6-year quality reporting system and value-based purchasing system under the Medicare program.

Summary

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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]

Cosponsors
none
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Health

House Ways and Means

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Library of Congress Summary

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10/16/2013--Introduced.
Eliminating Disparities in Breast Cancer Treatment Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to establish a breast cancer treatment quality performance system to:
(1) assess and disclose publicly, through the use of quality measures, the quality of care provided for the treatment of breast cancer by specified health care providers; and
(2) base payment to such providers for such treatment on their performance with respect to such measures.
Requires reduced payments to providers that either do not submit data in accordance with the reporting process in the system, or furnish low quality care for treatment of breast cancer.

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