Energy and Commerce Committee

Health (115th Congress)


House Passes Mullin Bill to Update Law that has Impeded Patient Care and Safety

06.20.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 6082, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, authored by Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), by a bipartisan vote of 357-57.

H.R. 6082 will align the use of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment records with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). H.R. 6082 will also enhance the penalties in the event of an unlawful disclosure of SUD treatment records, add breach notification requirements, and provide strong discrimination prohibitions to protect people seeking and receiving SUD treatment. An earlier version...

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House Passes Walters Bill to Remove Barrier to Care in Medicaid

06.20.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today passed H.R. 5797, the IMD CARE Act, authored by Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA) by a bipartisan vote of 261-155.

H.R. 5797 will allow state Medicaid programs from FY2019 through FY2023 to remove the Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion for Medicaid beneficiaries aged 21-64 with an opioid use disorder. Under the bill, Medicaid would pay for up to 30 total days of care in an IMD during a 12-month period. H.R. 5797 previously passed the Energy and Commerce Committee by voice...

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House Passes 12 More E&C Bills to Combat the Opioid Crisis

06.19.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today continued its two-week long consideration of dozens of bills to combat the opioid crisis. Passing the House today were 18 additional bills, including 12 from the Energy and Commerce Committee or that included provisions within the committee’s jurisdiction.

Later this week, the House will also consider:

H.R. 5797, the IMD CARE Act, authored by Rep. Mimi Walters (R-CA)
H.R. 6082, the Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, authored by Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK)
H.R. 6, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid...

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