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H.R. 5685: Medicare Opioid Safety Education Act of 2018

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5685 directs the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to compile education resources for beneficiaries regarding opioid use, pain management, and alternative pain management treatments, and include these resources in the “Medicare and You” handbook.

The "Medicare & You" handbook is mailed to all Medicare households each fall. It includes a summary of Medicare benefits, rights, and protections, lists of available health and drug plans, and answers to frequently asked questions about Medicare.

Sponsor and status

John Faso

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 19th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 13, 2018
Length: 2 pages
Introduced:

May 7, 2018

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Jun 12, 2018

This bill passed in the House on June 12, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

36% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

May 7, 2018
 
Introduced

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May 9, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 8, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

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.

Jun 12, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 5685 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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