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house Bill H.R. 4292

Synchronization & Nonadherence Correction (SYNC) Act of 2015

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Title

Synchronization & Nonadherence Correction (SYNC) Act of 2015

Official Title

To provide for research and the testing of innovative health care delivery models to improve medication adherence, and for other purposes.

Summary

Synchronization & Nonadherence Correction (SYNC) Act of 2015 This bill requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to research and test methods for improving medication adherence. "Medication adherence" refers to the taking of medications according to their prescribed dosage, time, frequency, and direction. Research activities shall include the development of annual statistics related to medication adherence for patients with chronic diseases and mental health conditions treated under Medicare, Medicaid, and the Federal Employees Health Benefit Program. HHS shall implement innovative health care delivery models to test: (1) the efficacy of "synchronization," which refers to the coordination of medication refills such that a patient's medications are refilled according to the same schedule; and (2) 90-day fills at retail pharmacies for the first prescription of maintenance drugs that treat chronic diseases and mental health conditions.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Energy and Commerce
      Health
      Committee on Ways and Means
      Health
    IntroducedDecember 18th, 2015
    The federal government is delving into the medical profession. Has not DEA screwed up the doctor patient relationship enough for you already without you trying to mess it up in other ways?
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