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Brady, Tiberi Applaud House Passage of the Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act

June 07, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Pat Tiberi (R-OH) issued the following statements after the House unanimously passed H.R. 5273, the Helping Hospitals Improve Patient Care Act (HIP-C):

“This bipartisan legislation supports delivering high-quality, affordable care to families and seniors throughout the country,” said Chairman Brady. “The commonsense, fiscally responsible solutions in this bill will make a real difference when it comes to improving and expanding care while also preserving and strengthening Medicare for the long term. I want to thank Chairman Tiberi, Ranking Member McDermott, and all of the Members who worked hard to craft and advance this crucial legislation.”

“H.R. 5273 strikes the right balance of preserving site neutral payment policy and providing essential relief for hospitals that were caught up in this policy change from last year’s budget deal,” said Subcommittee Chairman Tiberi. “HIP-C  helps many hospitals across my state of Ohio. An OhioHealth hospital in my district will be able to benefit from full outpatient payments under this bill. This is a strong bipartisan achievement to promote greater access to care, increase choices, and improve the quality of care for more Americans.”