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S.577: Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2013

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Sponsor Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 14 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 14, 2013
Latest Major Action March 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2013 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to distribution of additional resident positions as they affect calculation of payments for direct graduate medical education (DGME) costs.

Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), for each of FY2015-FY2019 (and each succeeding fiscal year if additional residency positions are available to distribute), to increase the otherwise applicable resident limit for each qualifying hospital.

Requires the aggregate number of increases in the otherwise applicable resident limit to be 3,000 in each of FY2015-FY2019, of which 1,500 in each such fiscal year shall be used for full-time equivalent residents training in a shortage specialty residency program.

Specifies the process for distributing positions.

Declares that, for discharges occurring on or after July 1, 2015, the indirect teaching adjustment factor, with respect to add...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 14, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.