Text: S.2891 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (05/22/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2891


To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require applicable manufacturers to include information regarding payments made to physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other advance practice nurses in transparency reports submitted under section 1128G of such Act.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 22, 2018

Mr. Grassley (for himself, Mr. Brown, and Mr. Blumenthal) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to require applicable manufacturers to include information regarding payments made to physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other advance practice nurses in transparency reports submitted under section 1128G of such Act.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with Sunshine Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Improvements to transparency reports.

(a) Inclusion of information regarding payments to advance practice nurses.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Section 1128G(e)(6) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320a–7h(e)(6)) is amended—

(A) in subparagraph (A), by adding at the end the following new clauses:

“(iii) A physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist (as such terms are defined in section 1861(aa)(5)).

“(iv) A certified registered nurse anesthetist (as defined in section 1861(bb)(2)).

“(v) A certified nurse-midwife (as defined in section 1861(gg)(2)).”; and

(B) in subparagraph (B), by inserting “, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, certified nurse anesthetist, or certified nurse-midwife” after “physician”.

(2) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by this subsection shall apply with respect to information required to be submitted under section 1128G of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320a–7h) on or after January 1, 2020.

(b) Sunset of exclusion of National Provider Identifier of covered recipient in information made publicly available.—Section 1128G(c)(1)(C)(viii) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320a–7h(c)(1)(C)(viii)) is amended by striking “does not contain” and inserting “in the case of information made available under this subparagraph prior to January 1, 2020, does not contain”.

(c) Administration.—Chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, shall not apply to this section or the amendments made by this section.