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Tiberi, McDermott Introduce Bill to Help Hospitals and Improve Patient Care

May 18, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Health Subcommittee Chairman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Jim McDermott (D-WA), introduced the Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act, bipartisan legislation to advance needed reforms for hospitals and other Medicare providers. This legislation will support current efforts to develop outpatient facilities and allow hospitals to treat more low-income and cancer patients.

The Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act takes responsible steps to strengthen Medicare and give hospitals and health care providers the certainty they need to best serve their patients. It is fully paid for and includes many bipartisan provisions that are priorities to members of the Ways and Means Committee. I was proud to work with Chairman Brady, Ranking Member McDermott and Ranking Member Levin to advance these critical solutions to improve patient access to affordable, high-quality care,” said Subcommittee Chairman Tiberi.

The Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act makes important changes that will allow hospitals to continue to provide high-quality care to patients as we implement recent payment reforms,” said Subcommittee Ranking Member McDermott. “In addition, the bill improves the beneficiary enrollment process to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries receive clear information that will help them make informed decisions regarding their benefit options. I thank Chairman Tiberi for working in a bipartisan way, and I look forward to continuing to work together to advance this legislation in the coming weeks.”

For a summary of the bill, click here.
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For the full bill text, click here.