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H.R. 5773 (115th): Preventing Addiction for Susceptible Seniors Act of 2018

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5773 requires (1), the Secretary to establish a standard for secure electronic prior authorization (ePA) no later than January 1, 2021, and expresses the sense of Congress that increased use of ePA will reduce access delays by resolving coverage issues before prescriptions for such drugs are transmitted and that a greater priority should be placed on increasing the adoption of ePA use; (2), the Secretary, no later than two years after the date of enactment, to establish a secure Internet website portal (or other successor technology) that would allow for a secure communication between the Secretary, plans, and the MEDIC regarding certain program integrity activities. The Secretary is required to use the portal to notify plans of providers that have program integrity violations. The Secretary is required to report …

Sponsor and status

Peter Roskam

Sponsor. Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 20, 2018
Length: 16 pages
May 11, 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)

7 Cosponsors (5 Republicans, 2 Democrats)



May 11, 2018

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May 16, 2018
Ordered Reported

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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. 5773 (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. 5773. 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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