H.R.1256 - Medicare Physician Payment Transparency and Assessment Act of 2011

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the use of analytic contractors in identifying and analyzing misvalued physician services under the Medicare physician fee schedule and an annual review of potentially misvalued codes under that fee schedule. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the use of analytic contractors in identifying and analyzing misvalued physician services under the Medicare physician fee schedule and an annual review of potentially misvalued codes under that fee schedule. as introduced.
  • Short: Medicare Physician Payment Transparency and Assessment Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Medicare Physician Payment Transparency and Assessment Act of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to identify physician services annually (cu

Official Summary

Medicare Physician Payment Transparency and Assessment Act of 2011 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act, as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to identify physician services annually (currently, periodically) as being potentially misvalued using specified criteria. Authorizes the Secretary to use existing processes to receive recommendations on the review and appropriate adjustment of potentially misvalued physician services, but only to the extent consistent with the use of analytic contractors. Requires the Secretary of HHS to use analytic contractors to identify, and analyze services identified as being, potentially misvalued physician services, and perform related tasks as currently authorized.

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