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H.R. 409: Putting Patients and Providers Ahead of Compressed Regulatory Timelines Act of 2017

To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to sunset certain penalties relating to meaningful electronic health records use by Medicare eligible professionals and hospitals, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Steve King

Sponsor. Representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017
Length: 7 pages

Jan 10, 2017


Introduced on Jan 10, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 10, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


5% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jan 10, 2017

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Passed House (Senate next)

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Signed by the President

H.R. 409 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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