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H.R.4499

Promoting Responsible Opioid Prescribing Act of 2016 or the PROP Act of 2016

Introduced 2-9-16 by Alexander Mooney [R-WV-2] and referred to the Ways and Means Committee, and then to the Subcommittee on Health. Cosponsored by Harold Rogers [R-KY-5], Ann Kuster [D-NH-2], Barbara Comstock [R-VA-10], Tim Ryan [D-OH-13], Frank Guinta [R-NH-1], Stephen Lynch [D-MA-8], Tim Walberg [R-MI-7], Buddy Carter [R-GA-1], Evan Jenkins [R-WV-3], David McKinley [R-WV-1], Thomas Rooney [R-FL-17], David Roe [R-TN-1], Diane Black [R-TN-6], Paul Tonko [D-NY-20], Robert Dold [R-IL-10], Tom Rice [R-SC-7], Stephen Knight [R-CA-25], Ralph Abraham [R-LA-5], Steve Chabot [R-OH-1], Katherine Clark [D-MA-5], Seth Moulton [D-MA-6], Marcy Kaptur [D-OH-9], Bill Pascrell [D-NJ-9], Earl Blumenauer [D-OR-3], John Carney {D-DE-At Large], Joe Courtney [D-CT-2], Daniel Donovan [R-NY-11], Tod Rokita [R-IN-4], William Keating [D-MA-9], James Sensenbrenner [R-WI-5], Ami Bera [D-CA-7], Rosa DeLauro [D-CT-3], Chuck Fleischmann [R-TN-3], and Rodney Davis [R-IL-13].

 

Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to exclude certain pain-related measures for purposes of calculating incentive payments under the value-based purchasing program. Specifically, VPB measures shall not include measures based on a patient’s assessment of: (1) the patient’s need for pain medicine during a hospital stay; (2) how often, during the stay, the patient’s pain was well controlled; or (3) how often, during the stay, hospital staff did everything they could to help manage the patient’s pain.

 

 

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