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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

IMPROVE Act
Improving Medicaid Programs and Opportunities for Eligible Beneficiaries Act

Short Titles as Introduced

IMPROVE Act
Improving Medicaid Programs and Opportunities for Eligible Beneficiaries Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide States with the option of providing coordinated care for children with complex medical conditions through a health home, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
12/11/2018Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 - 11 (Roll no. 428).(text: H10043-10047)
12/06/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (11)

Date Chamber
12/12/2018SenateReceived in the Senate.
12/11/2018-4:48pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/11/2018-4:48pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 - 11 (Roll no. 428). (text: H10043-10047)
12/11/2018-4:24pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: H10043-10052)
12/11/2018-1:22pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
12/11/2018-12:39pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 7217.
12/11/2018-12:39pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules.
12/11/2018-12:38pmHouseMr. Barton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
12/06/2018HouseReferred 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.
12/06/2018HouseReferred 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.
12/06/2018HouseIntroduced in House

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce12/06/2018 Referred to
House Ways and Means12/06/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (12/06/2018)

Improving Medicaid Programs and Opportunities for Eligible Beneficiaries Act or the IMPROVE Act

This bill establishes a state Medicaid option to provide for medical assistance with respect to coordinated care provided through a health home (i.e., a designated provider or team of health-care professionals) for children with medically complex conditions. States must determine payment methodologies in accordance with specified requirements; payments also temporarily qualify for an enhanced federal matching rate.

The bill also makes a series of reductions relating to federal Medicaid expenditures. Among other changes, the bill reduces the federal matching rate for states that do not have required asset-verification programs for determining Medicaid eligibility.

Further, drug manufacturers with Medicaid rebate agreements for covered outpatient drugs must disclose drug product information. Manufacturers are subject to civil penalties for knowingly misclassifying drugs. Manufacturers are also required to compensate for rebates that were initially underpaid as a result of misclassification (whether or not such misclassification was committed knowingly).

Finally, the bill excludes specified wheelchairs and associated accessories from Medicare's competitive acquisition program (in which rates are set through a competitive bidding program rather than by an established fee schedule).