H.R. 3716 - Ensuring Terminated Providers are Removed from Medicaid and CHIP Act

Bill Text

    Rules Committee Print 114-45 PDF XML

    Rules Committee Print 114-45, showing the texts of H.R. 3716 and H.R. 3821 as reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce; with conforming changes.

    Text of H.R. 3716 PDF XML

    Ensuring Terminated Providers are Removed from Medicaid and CHIP Act (as reported)

    H. Rept. 114-427 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce

Rule Information

REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 .

Agreed to by voice vote, after agreeing to the previous question by voice vote, on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. 


1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Makes in order as original text for purpose of amendment an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of Rules Committee Print 114-45 and provides that it shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against that amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those further amendments printed in the Rules Committee report. Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
6Version 1Brownley (CA)DemocratLate Prohibits providers who are terminated for cause from providing care to veterans through VA's purchased care programs.Submitted
1Version 2Bucshon (IN), Collins, Chris (NY), Welch (VT), Tonko (NY)Bi-PartisanMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Revised Makes technical changes to the bill. The amendment changes the short title to better capture both sections of the bill and changes the effective dates throughout the bill to ensure that states and the Secretary of Health and Human Services have the time necessary to correctly implement the provisions. The amendment adds a requirement for the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services to report on implementation of the requirements regarding providers disenrolled for reasons related to fraud, integrity and quality. Finally, the amendments clarify that the fee-for-service provider directory is to include physicians and, at state option, other providers, and provides other information that could be included in the directory.Made In Order
5Version 1Collins (GA), Carter, Buddy (GA), Blum (IA), Barletta (PA), Loebsack (IA), Crawford (AR)Bi-PartisanLate Preserves pharmacy access for patients and increases transparency by requiring pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to update their "maximum allowable cost" benchmarks every seven days and gives patients greater choice of pharmacy by preventing patients from being forced by PBMs to use a PBM-owned pharmacy.Submitted
4Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanClarifies federal law and will prevent the arbitrary termination of Medicaid benefits for pre-adjudicated jail inmates until they are actually convicted of a crime. Submitted
7Version 1Griffith (VA)RepublicanLate Reduces the percentage of provider taxes that a state may use to draw down federal Medicaid dollars from 6% to 5.5% over four years.Submitted
8Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Seeks information on the demographics of the people who are provided healthcare by terminated Medicaid Providers.Made In Order
9Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Provides that a medical professional who previously worked at a facility that had been suspended by CMS as a Medicaid or CHIP provider remain eligible for work in another CMS-approved facility provided that (1) the prior termination was not attributable to the actions of the medical professional and that the medical professional remains licenses to practice and is not the subject of state disciplinary act; or (2) the medical professional is not providing medical services. Submitted
10Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Requires state agency to ensure that systems are in place to ensure accuracy of information contained in database and procedures exist for correction of inaccurate information. Submitted
11Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Provides that determination of ineligibility to work for a Medicaid or CHIP provider does not take effect until the deadline for appeal that determination has expired.Made In Order
3Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratRequires states to correct on an expedited basis directory information regarding whether the provider is accepting new Medicaid patients.Made In Order
2Version 1Thompson, Glenn (PA)RepublicanPermits individuals with disabilities, when appropriate, to create their own Special Needs Trust for purposes of supplementing their daily living expenses and care. Submitted