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Ensuring Patient Access to Critical Breakthrough Products Act of 2016

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A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ensure prompt coverage of breakthrough devices under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

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Date Actions Overview
05/26/2016Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
05/26/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
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Senate Finance05/26/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (05/26/2016)

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.