About the bill
H.R. 5723 requires the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission to report to Congress on: (1) how Medicare pays for opioid and non-opioid pain management treatments in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings; (2) current incentives for prescribing opioid and non-opioid treatments under Medicare inpatient and outpatient prospective payment systems, along with recommendations to address any identified adverse incentives; and (3) how opioid use data is currently tracked and monitored through Medicare claims data. MedPAC will also identify areas in which further data/methods are needed to fully understand opioid utilization patterns in Medicare. MedPAC may also issue recommendations for addressing any perverse incentives in the hospital payment systems related to prescribing opioids over non-opioid alternatives.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2018
Length: 3 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 19, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.
What legislators are saying
May 9, 2018
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May 16, 2018
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Jun 19, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)
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Jun 19, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means
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H.R. 5723 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5723. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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