Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act, Introduced by Reps. Andy Barr (R-KY), Ami Bera (D-CA) Would Provide Liability Protections to Physicians Using Evidence-Based Guidelines
WASHINGTON — The Healthcare Leadership Council (HLC), a coalition of the nation’s leading healthcare companies and organizations, today endorsed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Andy Barr (R-KY) and Ami Bera (D-CA) that would improve patient health and reform the nation’s medical liability system by providing increased liability protection to physicians who utilize evidence-based medical practice guidelines.
The Saving Lives, Saving Costs Act will replace the current flawed medical liability system that encourages physicians to practice defensive medicine, increasing health system costs through unnecessary tests and procedures, with a system that incentivizes uniformly high-quality care for all patients. More Details »