H. R. 3925
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 23, 2019
Mr. Tonko (for himself and Mr. McKinley) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to prohibit States receiving Federal medical assistance for medication-assisted treatment under Medicaid from imposing utilization control policies or procedures with respect to such treatment, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Reducing Barriers to Substance Use Treatment Act.
Prohibition of utilization control policies or procedures for medication-assisted treatment under Medicaid
Section 1905 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d) is amended—
in subsection (a)—
in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by moving the margin of clause (xvi) 4 ems to the left; and
in paragraph (29), by inserting
and to the extent allowed in paragraph (3) of such subsection after
paragraph (1) of such subsection; and
in subsection (ee), by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
Prohibition of utilization control policies or procedures for medication-assisted treatment
A State which receives Federal medical assistance under subsection (a)(29) for expenditures for medication-assisted treatment may not impose any utilization control policies or procedures (as defined by the Secretary), including prior authorization requirements, with respect to such treatment.