Summary: H.R.5477 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5477. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/11/2018)

Rural Development of Opioid Capacity Services Act or the Rural DOCS Act

This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to carry out a demonstration project to provide an enhanced federal matching rate for state Medicaid expenditures related to the expansion of substance-use treatment and recovery services.

The CMS must select 10 states for inclusion under the demonstration project, giving preference to states that have a prevalence of substance-use disorders (in particular, opioid-use disorders) comparable to or higher than the national average.