To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the public disclosure of charges for certain hospital and ambulatory surgical center treatment episodes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Hospital Price Transparency and Disclosure Act of 2011''.
SEC. 2. PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF HOSPITAL DATA.
Part B of title II of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 238 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
``data reporting by hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers and public posting
``Sec. 249. (a) Semiannual Reporting Requirement.--Not later than 80 days after the end of each semiannual period beginning January 1 or July 1 (beginning more than one year after the date of the enactment of this section), a hospital and an ambulatory surgical center shall report to the Secretary the following data: ``(1) In the case of a hospital-- ``(A) the frequency of occurrence for such hospital during such period of each treatment episode identified under subsection (c)(1) for a condition or disease selected under subparagraph (A) or (B) of such subsection (or updated under subsection (c)(3)), furnished in an inpatient or outpatient setting, respectively; and ``(B) if care was furnished for such a treatment episode by such hospital during such period-- ``(i) the total number of such treatment episodes for which care was so furnished by the hospital during such period;...