H.R.5775 - Providing Reliable Options for Patients and Educational Resources Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3] (Introduced 05/11/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce | Senate - Finance|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-763|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/20/2018 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5775 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (06/19/2018)
Providing Reliable Options for Patients and Educational Resources Act of 2018 or the PROPER Act of 2018
(Sec. 2) This bill requires Medicare and Medicare Advantage (MA) prescription drug plan (PDP) sponsors to annually disclose information to enrollees about: (1) the risks of prolonged opioid use; and (2) the plan's coverage of nonpharmacological therapies, devices, and non-opioid medications. PDP sponsors may limit disclosure to a subset of enrollees (such as those who were prescribed an opioid in the previous two-year period).
(Sec. 3) The bill also requires Medicare medication therapy management programs and MA in-home health risk assessments to include information about the safe disposal of prescription drugs.
(Sec. 4) The bill prohibits inclusion of pain management questions in certain health care system surveys, unless the questions address the risks of opioid use and the availability of non-opioid alternatives.