H.R.6176 - Aligning Incentives for Better Patient Care Act of 2011

To amend the Social Security Act to permit hospitals to make incentive payments to physicians to promote quality and efficiency. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend the Social Security Act to permit hospitals to make incentive payments to physicians to promote quality and efficiency. as introduced.
  • Short: Aligning Incentives for Better Patient Care Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Aligning Incentives for Better Patient Care Act of 2011 [sic] - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to: (1) except from the prohibition against certain physician referrals and other compensation any incentive payments promoting quality and efficiency that are made under

Official Summary

Aligning Incentives for Better Patient Care Act of 2011 [sic] - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to:
(1) except from the prohibition against certain physician referrals and other compensation any incentive payments promoting quality and efficiency that are made under a quality incentive agreement between a physician and a qualified hospital,
(2) prescribe requirements for such agreements, and
(3) direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide a quality incentive ombudsman with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Amends SSA title XI to exempt such incentive payments from certain civil money penalties as well as from criminal penalites for illegal remunerations.

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