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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

USPSTF Transparency and Accountability Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title IX of the Public Health Service Act to revise the operations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
01/13/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
02/01/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
01/13/2017 Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
01/13/2017 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
01/13/2017 Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, 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
01/13/2017 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce01/13/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means01/13/2017 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health02/01/2017 Referred to

Related Bills (0)

As of 11/23/2017 no related bill information has been received for H.R.539 - USPSTF Transparency and Accountability Act of 2017.

Subjects (14)

  • Advisory bodies
  • Congressional oversight
  • Government ethics and transparency, public corruption
  • Government information and archives
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Health care quality
  • Health information and medical records
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Health technology, devices, supplies
  • Medical research
  • Medical tests and diagnostic methods
  • Medicare

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Introduced in House (01/13/2017)

USPSTF Transparency and Accountability Act of 2017

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to expand the scope and responsibilities of the United States Preventive Services Task Force to require it to: (1) publish research plans to guide its review of scientific evidence relating to the effectiveness of preventive services; (2) make evidence reports and recommendations available for public comment; (3) establish a system for grading preventive care (Grades A, B, C, and D and a Grade I for insufficient information); and (4) convene a preventive services stakeholders board to provide feedback on task force activities and recommend preventive services and scientific evidence for the task force to review. Members of the task force and the preventive services stakeholders board must disclose conflicts of interest.

The Government Accountability Office must report on: (1) current recommendations of the task force; (2) task force recommendations and recommendations of other federal health agencies, national medical professional societies, and patient and disease advocacy organizations; and (3) the impact of task force recommendations on insurance coverage, access, and outcomes, including the impact on morbidity and mortality.

This bill amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to revise HHS's authority to modify coverage of preventive services. HHS may modify such coverage only based on a task force grade or recommendation that was developed or updated in accordance with this bill.

Medicare quality measures related to a recommendation of the task force may only be applied if the recommendation was developed or updated in accordance with this bill.