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Short Titles as Introduced

Ensuring Patient Access to Critical Breakthrough Products Act of 2016

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure prompt coverage of breakthrough devices under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/20/2016Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
05/05/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
04/22/2016Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
04/20/2016Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/20/2016Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/20/2016Referred to the Committee on Ways and Means, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/20/2016Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means04/20/2016 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health05/05/2016 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce04/20/2016 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health04/22/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/20/2016)

Ensuring Patient Access to Critical Breakthrough Products Act of 2016

This bill amends titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to modify provisions related to coverage and payment for certain breakthrough medical devices under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Specifically, with respect to such devices, the bill: (1) provides for transitional coverage; (2) establishes accelerated processes for determining regular coverage and payment; and (3) modifies provisions related to specified payment adjustments, cost thresholds, and classification.