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H.R. 3925: Reducing Barriers to Substance Use Treatment Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 23, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3925

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 23, 2019

(for himself and Mr. McKinley) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Reducing Barriers to Substance Use Treatment Act.

2.

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—

(1)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by moving the margin of clause (xvi) 4 ems to the left; and

(B)

in paragraph (29), by inserting and to the extent allowed in paragraph (3) of such subsection after paragraph (1) of such subsection; and

(2)

in subsection (ee), by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(3)

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.

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