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S. 413 (115th): Improving Transparency and Accuracy in Medicare Part D Spending Act

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A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prohibit prescription drug plan sponsors and MA-PD organizations under the Medicare program from retroactively reducing payment on clean claims submitted by pharmacies.

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Sponsor and status

Shelley Capito

Sponsor. Junior Senator for West Virginia. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 16, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Feb 16, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 16, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


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What legislators are saying

Wicker, Cochran Urge More Medicare Prescription Transparency to Benefit Seniors, Local Pharmacies
    — Sen. Roger Wicker [R-MS] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 26, 2018

Cochran, wicker urge more medicare prescription transparency to benefit seniors, local pharmacies
    — Sen. Thad Cochran [R-MS, 1979-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 26, 2018

Lance to Gov. Murphy: Please Back State-Level SALT Fix
    — Rep. Leonard Lance [R-NJ7, 2009-2018] on Feb 9, 2018

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Feb 16, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 413 (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.

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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