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H.R. 5676: Stop Excessive Narcotics in our Retirement Communities Protection Act of 2018

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5676 allows Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans to suspend payments to a provider or supplier pending an investigation of a credible allegation of fraud against the provider or supplier. This is similar to the authority the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) already has for Medicare Fee-for-Service.

Sponsor and status

Tom MacArthur

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Introduced:

May 3, 2018

Status:

Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted, so there will not likely be further activity on this bill.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 6: SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 24, 2018. (compare text)
Prognosis:

49% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 5676 will save $9 million through 2028.

History

May 3, 2018
 
Introduced

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May 16, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Jun 19, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jun 19, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

H.R. 5676 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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