Summary: S.3466 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for S.3466. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in Senate (03/12/2020)

Acting to Cancel Copays and Ensure Substantial Savings for Biosimilars Act of 2020 or the ACCESS for Biosimilars Act of 2020

This bill temporarily eliminates cost-sharing for biosimilar biological products for certain qualifying beneficiaries under Medicare medical services. Specifically, the bill eliminates cost-sharing for beneficiaries whose coverage under private health insurance, a federal program (other than Medicare), a Medicare supplemental policy, or Medicare Advantage does not already do so. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must establish a process for determining a beneficiary's eligibility and notifying Medicare Advantage organizations of such determinations.

The bill's provisions apply to products that are furnished during the five-year period beginning on January 1, 2021, or the date on which the product is first marketed, whichever is later.