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H.R. 5676 (115th): 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
May 3, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

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)

5 Cosponsors (3 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

SENIOR Communities Protection Act Passes House
    — Rep. Tom MacArthur [R-NJ3, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Jun 20, 2018

Collins Backed Bills to Combat the Opioid Epidemic Head to House Floor
    — Rep. Chris Collins [R-NY27, 2013-2019] (Co-sponsor) on May 18, 2018

Cramer: house pushes for opioid reform
    — Sen. Kevin Cramer [R-ND] on Jun 20, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 5676 will save $9 million through 2028.


May 3, 2018

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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

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H.R. 5676 (115th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5676. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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