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                    115TH CONGRESS                                    JREPT. 115-479
                       1st Session    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES             Part 1







                       STARK ADMINISTRATIVE SIMPLIFICATION ACT OF 2017



                    DECEMBER 21, 2017.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State
                                      of the Union and ordered to be printed



                      Mr. BRADY of Texas, from the Committee on Ways and Means,
                                         submitted the following


                                             REPORT

                                           [To accompany H.R. 3726]

                              [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

                      The Committee on Ways and Means, to whom was referred the
                    bill (H.R. 3726) to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to
                    create alternative sanctions for technical noncompliance with the
                    Stark rule under Medicare, and for other purposes, having consid-
                    ered the same, report favorably thereon with an   amendment and
                    recommend that the bill as amended do pass.

                                                CONTENTS
                                                                                   Page
                      I. SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND ...............................................................  4
                            A. Purpose  and  Sum m ary  .....................................................................  4
                            B. Background and Need for Legislation ............................................  4
                            C. Legislative  H istory  ...........................................................................  5
                      II.  EXPLANATION     OF  THE  BILL   ...................................................................  5
                            A. Stark Administrative Simplification Act of 2017 ...........................  5
                     III. VOTES OF THE COMMITTEE      ....................................................................  6
                     IV. BUDGET EFFECTS OF THE BILL ...........................................................  6
                            A. Committee Estimate of Budgetary Effects ......................................  6
                            B. Statement Regarding New Budget Authority and Tax Expendi-
                                tures  Budget Authority  .................................................................  6
                            C. Cost Estimate Prepared by the Congressional Budget Office .......      7
                      V. OTHER MATTERS TO BE DISCUSSED UNDER THE RULES OF
                          TH E H O U SE  ..............................................................................................  8
                            A. Committee Oversight Findings and Recommendations .................     8
                            B. Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives .............    8
                            C. Information Relating to Unfunded Mandates ...............................  8
                            D. Congressional Earmarks, Limited Tax Benefits, and Limited
                                Tariff  B enefits  .................................................................................  8
                            E. Duplication  of Federal Programs  ....................................................  8
                            F. Disclosure of Directed Rule Makings ..............................................  9
                     VI. CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW MADE BY THE BILL, AS REPORTED       9
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