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S.1557: Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Bob Casey, D-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 23 (17 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced Sept. 27, 2013
Latest Major Action April 7, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Children's Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to extend and reauthorize appropriations through FY2018 for payments to children's hospitals associated with operating approved graduate medical residency training programs.

Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to: (1) make available up to 25 percent of the total amounts in excess of specified appropriations for payments to certain hospitals with a Medicare payment agreement that are excluded from the Medicare inpatient hospital prospective payment system and whose inpatients are predominantly under 18 years of age; and (2) establish a quality bonus system for distribution of excess payments to such hospitals, which may include a focus on quality measurement and improvement, interpersonal and communications skills, delivering patient-...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 7, 2014 Became Public Law No: 113-98.
April 7, 2014 Signed by President.
April 2, 2014 Presented to President.
April 1, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2782-2783)
April 1, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1557.
April 1, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2782-2784)
April 1, 2014 Mr. Pitts moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Nov. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.
Nov. 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Nov. 13, 2013 Received in the House.
Nov. 13, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Nov. 12, 2013 Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7963; text as passed Senate: CR S7963)
Oct. 30, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 227.
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Harkin without amendment. Without written report.
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
Sept. 27, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.