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Introduced in House (06/20/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2938


To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to remove barriers to access to residential substance use disorder treatment services under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 20, 2017

Mr. Fitzpatrick (for himself, Mrs. Murphy of Florida, Mr. MacArthur, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Mr. Murphy of Pennsylvania, Mr. Norcross, Mr. Foster, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania, Mr. Knight, Ms. Tenney, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Ms. Shea-Porter, and Mr. Courtney) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to remove barriers to access to residential substance use disorder treatment services under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Road to Recovery Act”.

SEC. 2. Removing barriers to access to residential substance use disorder treatment services under Medicaid and CHIP.

(a) Medicaid.—Section 1905 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) by striking “and” at the end of paragraph (28);

(B) by redesignating paragraph (29) as paragraph (30); and

(C) by inserting after paragraph (28) the following new paragraph:

“(29) residential substance use disorder treatment services (as defined in subsection (h)(3)(A));”;

(2) in the subparagraph (B) following paragraph (30), as so redesignated, by inserting after “an institution for mental diseases” the following: “(other than with respect to residential substance use disorder treatment services, as defined in subsection (h)(3)(A))”; and

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

“(3) (A) For purposes of subsection (a) and section 2110(b)(2)(A), the term ‘residential substance use disorder treatment services’ means, with respect to an individual, inpatient services in a residential substance use disorder treatment facility (as defined in subparagraph (B)) if—

“(i) the individual is under 65 years of age; and

“(ii) the individual’s continued need for such services is reviewed and reaffirmed periodically (on a frequency, specified by the State that is not less often than every 60 days) based on criteria approved by the Secretary or established or endorsed by the State’s single State agency identified in section 1932(b)(1)(A)(ii) of the Public Health Service Act.

“(B) In this paragraph, the term ‘residential substance use disorder treatment facility’ means a facility that—

“(i) is primarily engaged in furnishing inpatient services in the treatment of substance use disorders; and

“(ii) is accredited as an inpatient nonhospital facility, inpatient nonhospital detoxification facility, or residential facility, by a national accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary for this purpose and is accredited or licensed by a State accrediting or licensing agency for substance use disorder treatment.”.

(b) CHIP.—Section 2110(b)(2)(A) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1397jj(b)(2)(A)) is amended by inserting after “an institution for mental diseases” the following: “(other than with respect to residential substance use disorder treatment services, as defined in section 1905(h)(3)(A))”.

(c) Effective date; construction.—

(1) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this section shall apply to items and services furnished on or after July 1, 2017.

(2) CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this section shall be construed as affecting the availability of Federal financial participation for medical assistance under title XIX of the Social Security Act (or for child health assistance under title XXI of such Act) for inpatient services furnished, before the amendments made by this section are implemented, in an inpatient nonhospital facility, inpatient nonhospital detoxification facility, or residential facility, that is primarily engaged in furnishing inpatient services in the treatment of substance use disorder services.