H.R.5715 - Strengthening Partnerships to Prevent Opioid Abuse Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] (Introduced 05/09/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-737|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/12/2018 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 115-737, Part I. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5715 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/09/2018)
Strengthening Partnerships to Prevent Opioid Abuse Act
This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish a secure online portal to allow: (1) data sharing among the CMS, Medicare prescription drug benefit plans, and Medicare Advantage (MA) plans; and (2) referrals by such plans of substantiated fraud, waste, or abuse in order to initiate or assist investigations by contracted entities under the Medicare Integrity Program. The CMS must disseminate and report certain collected information to such plans, including information regarding providers that were referred through the portal and trends in identifying suspicious activity.
Additionally, for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2021, MA organizations must submit information to the CMS regarding investigations or other actions taken by MA plans against providers that prescribe high volumes of opioids (as determined by the CMS).