Federal - HR 4841

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for electronic prior authorization under Medicare part D for covered part D drugs, and for other purposes.

Introduced

January 18, 2018

Description

A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for electronic prior authorization under Medicare part D for covered part D drugs, and for other purposes.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 26

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  • June 12, 2018 — Reported to the House amended by the House Energy and Commerce Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 115-747, Pt. 1Congressional Record p. H5092

  • June 12, 2018 — House Ways and Means Committee discharged pursuant to clause 2 Rule XIII. Congressional Record p. H5092

  • June 7, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Kennedy, Joseph P. (D-Mass.)Schiff, (D-Calif.)
  • May 10, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Blackburn, M. (R-Tenn.)
  • May 9, 2018 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

    May 9, 2018 — Committee Vote: Prescription Access for Medicare Beneficiaries — Effective Date
    B. Johnson, R-Ohio —

    Amendment that would require that the bill take effect by Jan. 1, 2021. It also would clarify that proprietary payer portals that meet technology standards specified by the secretary of Health and Human Services would not be treated as an electronic transmission.

    Amendment that would require that the bill take effect by Jan. 1, 2021. It also would clarify that proprietary payer portals that meet technology standards specified by the secretary of Health and Human Services would not be treated as an electronic transmission.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    May 9, 2018 — Committee Vote: Prescription Access for Medicare Beneficiaries — Vote to Report

    Standardize electronic prior authorization under Medicare Part D effective no later than Jan. 1, 2021, by increasing use of electronic prior authorizations for coverage of covered part D drugs for part D eligible individuals enrolled in prescription drug plans under part D.

    Standardize electronic prior authorization under Medicare Part D effective no later than Jan. 1, 2021, by increasing use of electronic prior authorizations for coverage of covered part D drugs for part D eligible individuals enrolled in prescription drug plans under part D.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.
  • May 3, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Raskin, (D-Md.)
  • April 26, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Sessions, (R-Texas)
  • April 25, 2018 — Subcommittee consideration and markup held by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health.

    April 25, 2018 — Subcommittee Vote: Prescription Access for Medicare Beneficiaries — Vote to Approve

    Standardize electronic prior authorization under Medicare Part D effective on and after Jan. 1, 2020 by increasing use of electronic prior authorizations for coverage of covered part D drugs for part D eligible individuals enrolled in prescription drug plans under part D.

    Standardize electronic prior authorization under Medicare Part D effective on and after Jan. 1, 2020 by increasing use of electronic prior authorizations for coverage of covered part D drugs for part D eligible individuals enrolled in prescription drug plans under part D.

    Approved for full committee consideration by unanimous consent.
  • April 24, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Jones, (R-N.C.)Matsui, (D-Calif.)Sinema, (D-Ariz.)
  • April 18, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Bishop, M. (R-Mich.)
  • April 17, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Renacci, (R-Ohio)
  • April 16, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Kelly, M. (R-Pa.)
  • April 11, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Stivers, (R-Ohio)
  • March 20, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Blumenauer, (D-Ore.)Dunn, (R-Fla.)Norcross, (D-N.J.)
  • March 8, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Young, David (R-Iowa)
  • March 6, 2018 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Marshall, (R-Kan.)Rokita, (R-Ind.)Walorski, (R-Ind.)
  • Jan. 18, 2018 — Original cosponsor(s): 3

    Johnson, B. (R-Ohio)Lujan, B.R. (D-N.M.)Thompson, M. (D-Calif.)
  • Jan. 18, 2018 — Read twice and referred to: House Energy and Commerce, House Ways and Means.Congressional Record p. H553

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